Pilot looks over runway in Antarctica
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Antarctica runway melting: Search for new landing strip

26 October 2012 Last updated at 06:43 BST

Australia is searching for a new aircraft landing site in Antarctica because the current runway is melting due to global warming.

Only a fraction of the planned flights have been able to land at the multi-million dollar facility which is there to re-supply scientific bases in Antarctica.

As the authorities looks for an alternative, they are having to turn to Chinese ships for help.

Duncan Kennedy reports.