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Plane in polar landing didn't sink, rescue planned

...hard-luck tale took an unexpected turn - the plane refused to succumb to an all-but-certain fate. Anchorage pilot Ron Sheardown, who owns the Antonov-2 biplane, said his property is firmly frozen into drifting ice at the top of the world...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052500/Loc_biplane.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...hard-luck tale took an unexpected turn - the plane refused to succumb to an all-but-certain fate. Anchorage pilot Ron Sheardown, who owns the Antonov-2 biplane, said his property is firmly frozen into drifting ice at the top of the world...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052500/Loc_biplane.shtml
N. Pole rescue saves 5 lives

...been flying apparently sank through the broken ice and could not be salvaged, he added. The five were identified as Ron Sheardown, John Pletcher and Jim Bowden of Anchorage; Rutan from Mojave, Calif., and Jan Haugsad of Norway. Rutan made...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051600/Loc_pole.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...been flying apparently sank through the broken ice and could not be salvaged, he added. The five were identified as Ron Sheardown, John Pletcher and Jim Bowden of Anchorage; Rutan from Mojave, Calif., and Jan Haugsad of Norway. Rutan made...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051600/Loc_pole.shtml
Trip north provides lesson for wreckage search team

...search failed to find any sign of the plane. ``(Levanevsky) was considered the Lindbergh of Russia,'' said Ron Sheardown, an Anchorage aviation historian and polar flier who is part of the search team. There have been more recent attempts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082299/Loc_search.html
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Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Pilot pair aims to recreate 1928 polar flight 4/7/98

...and Alaska pioneer aviator Ben Eielson. Shane Lundgren, an adventurer and commercial pilot from Germany, and Ron Sheardown of Anchorage were turned back last year when an engine in one of their Russian-made Antonov An-2 biplanes malfunctioned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040798/polar.html
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: State and local briefs 4/16/98

...the Cessna, took about 12 hours to make the nonstop trip. But the other group, led by Shane Lundgren of Berlin and Ron Sheardown of Anchorage, landed in Canada and at the North Pole, taking four days to make the trip. The flights were part...

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