After the long trip from the states to the Southeast Coast of Greenland the team searching for our missing air crew from World War II took helicopters out to the beautiful but desolate icecap where they made camp.
After scientists locate anomalies in the ice with ground-penetrating radar, the first step is using an ice drill to create a pilot hole for the probe.
The probe is essentially a pressure washer with an extended hose that squirts hot water into the hole and melts down to the desired depth.
Once the hole is done a camera is lowered down to the target depth.
The team is able to view the ice below the camera through a monitor. LED lights around the camera housing allow the team to see deep into the ice.
After a long day on the ice, the 15-person team heads back to the 12-foot community tent to review the days information, plan for the next day and enjoy a hot meal before hitting the rack.
Although the team did not definitively locate the wreckage on this trip they have a lot of new data to sort through as the search for the missing crew continues. We’ll have more updates soon. Stay tuned!