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Denton to be honoured with Calgary memorial

Feb. 1, 2013, Calgary - A memorial will be held today in Calgary for one of three Canadians who died last month when their small plane crashed into a mountainside in Antarctica.

February 1, 2013  By The Canadian Press

Relatives say Mike Denton was thoughtful, honest, conscientious and hardworking.

Denton was on board a Twin Otter operated by Kenn Borek Air, along with pilot Bob Heath of Inuvik and Perry Andersen of Collingwood, Ontario.

Their plane had left the Amundsen-Scott station and was en route to an Italian research base when its emergency locator beacon began transmitting a signal.

For several days, bad weather hampered rescue efforts but when searchers finally spotted the wreckage, they said it was not possible that anyone had survived.


Officials have said it will not be possible to try to recover the bodies until October, when winter in Antarctica is over and a new research season begins.


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