Canadian helicopter pilot David Wood dies after falling into crevasse in Antarctica

A Canadian helicopter pilot who plunged into a crevasse while working on a remote ice shelf in Antarctica died of his injuries Tuesday.

David Wood was working with the Australian government’s Antarctic program at Davis station, a permanent base in Antarctica.

“Mr. Wood was a respected colleague and friend to many in the Australian Antarctic program, with which he has been involved for a number of years,” the Australian Antarctic Division said in a statement.

HO, David Barringhau,

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