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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS' CHARTERED FLIGHT OVER POLES
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA, South African Airways announced in a press release that it will operate a specially chartered Boeing 747-400 that will fly around the world over both the North and South Poles. This flight will commence on November 17, 2001, and will attempt to break the old record of 54 hours, 7 minutes, 12 seconds set on October 28-30, 1977 by 2 hours and 56 minutes. "POLAR BYRD II" will fly...
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