Antarctica DOOM! Two US Technicians Are Killed At McMurdo Station

Mystery as two US technicians are killed at McMurdo Station, a remote Antarctic scientific base

The two who had been working on a fire-suppression system were found unconscious after a helicopter pilot spotted smoke coming from a building Two technicians performing maintenance at a US research station in Antarctica died on Wednesday while working on a building that houses a generator for a nearby radio transmitter, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said. The pair, both employed as subcontractors at the NSF-managed McMurdo Station in Antarctica, were found unconscious on the floor of the building after a helicopter pilot flying over the area saw what appeared to be smoke coming from the structure and landed to investigate. One of the technicians was pronounced dead by medical personnel called to the scene. The other was pronounced dead a short time after being flown to the McMurdo medical clinic, the NSF said in a statement. Source