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Canada: Meet the Russian pilot who was stuck on an ice floe for two days

Canada, Ottawa
July 31, 2015 at 19:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian pilot Sergei Ananov was back on dry land in Ottawa, Friday, after spending two days trapped on an ice floe in the Arctic waters of the Davis Strait when his world record attempt at flying a light helicopter around the world came to a premature end.

Ananov's Robinson 22 light helicopter crash-landed somewhere between Canada and Greenland, which was the last stop on his epic world record flight around the Arctic Circle from Moscow to Iceland. Ananov reportedly also had to fight off three polar bears that attempted to climb onto the ice floe he was stranded on.

The Russian pilot was eventually rescued after his last flare was spotted by a Canadian Coast Guard ship. Ananov will fly from Ottawa to Iqaluit on Wednesday where he will pick up a new passport before returning home to his family in Russia.

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Russian pilot Sergei Ananov was back on dry land in Ottawa, Friday, after spending two days trapped on an ice floe in the Arctic waters of the Davis Strait when his world record attempt at flying a light helicopter around the world came to a premature end.

Ananov's Robinson 22 light helicopter crash-landed somewhere between Canada and Greenland, which was the last stop on his epic world record flight around the Arctic Circle from Moscow to Iceland. Ananov reportedly also had to fight off three polar bears that attempted to climb onto the ice floe he was stranded on.

The Russian pilot was eventually rescued after his last flare was spotted by a Canadian Coast Guard ship. Ananov will fly from Ottawa to Iqaluit on Wednesday where he will pick up a new passport before returning home to his family in Russia.

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