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Longitude: -58.987

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Teniente R. Marsh Airport

The images and aerial photographs further below show material about Teniente R. Marsh Airport. The Teniente R. Marsh Airport is the northernmost airport in the continent of Antarctica. It mainly serves the nearby village, Villa Las Estrellas and the Teniente R. Marsh Martin Base. It is located on King George Island, Antártica, Antarctica.

The airport has 5 small buildings (hangar, control tower) and a small apron area for parking aircraft.

Incidents

  • February 25, 1992 – Ejército de Chile (Chile) CASA 235M-100 with 11 on board crashed at the airport. No deaths or injuries were reported. The aircraft was written off.

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Gemel Peaks (1.03 km)

The Gemel Peaks are two peaks northeast of Horatio Stump on Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. They were charted and named "Twin Peak" or "Twin Peaks" by Discovery Investigations personnel on the Discovery II in 1935. To avoid duplication, this name was rejected by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 and a new name substituted; "Gemel" means twin.

Station Creek (1.46 km)

Station Creek is a creek that flows southeast from Lake Kitezh into Ardley Cove, Fildes Peninsula, King George Island. The name derives from the proximity of the Soviet Antarctic Expedition Bellingshausen Station, erected 1968, which is located just east of the creek. The approved name, Station Creek, is a translation of the Russian "Ruch'ye Statsionnyy.

Trinity Church (Antarctica) (1.54 km)

Trinity Church is a small Russian Orthodox church on King George Island near Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. It is the southernmost Eastern Orthodox church in the world (cf. St. Ivan Rilski Chapel). The ambitious project to establish a permanent church or even a monastery on Antarctica surfaced during the 1990s. A charity named "Temple for Antarctica" (Храм - Антарктиде) was approved by Patriarch Alexius II and received donations from across Russia. They organized a competition for the project that was won by architects from Barnaul P.I. Anisifirov, S.G.

Villa Las Estrellas (1.55 km)

Villa Las Estrellas (Spanish: "Stars Town") is a Chilean town in Antártica Commune, Antártica Province, Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region. It is located on President Eduardo Frei Montalva Base, a military base, on King George Island. It is the biggest and one of only two civilian settlements on Antarctica (the other being Argentina's Esperanza Base). It has a summer population of 120 and 80 in the winter. Community The people of Villa Las Estrellas live in a community that offers fourteen 90 m² (970 sq. ft.) homes.

Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva (1.56 km)

Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva is the most important Antarctic base of Chile. It is located at Fildes Peninsula, an ice-free area, in front of Fildes Bay (Maxwell Bay), west of King George Island, South Shetland Islands. Situated alongside the Escudero Station and only 200 meters from the Russian Bellingshausen Station, its geographic coordinates are, with an altitude of 10 meters above sea-level. The base is located in the Chilean commune of Antártica, which is the Antarctic territory claimed by Chile (Antártica Chilena Province, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region).

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