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Search underway for missing pilot in Davis Strait

Search and rescue crews say there is still a chance they can find a small helicopter missing near Baffin Island.


July 27, 2015
By CBC News

A navigator aboard one of the search aircraft says the pilot may have been able to land on an ice pan. 

“If he was able to land safely on an ice pan we may be able to see him when the cloud deck clears up,” said Capt. Derek Prescott.

Dense fog and thick ice have been hampering the search in the Davis Strait, off the east coast of Baffin Island. Although there has been no official confirmation of who is the pilot is, it’s thought to be Russian Sergey Ananov, who is trying to become the first person to fly around the Arctic Circle in a small helicopter. | READ MORE

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