File photo of Dr. Tony Stewart at Cape Denison

 
File photo of Dr. Tony Stewart at Cape Denison
Dr. Tony Stewart checks a cable during construction work at Cape Denison, east Antarctica in this December 20, 2009 file photo. An Antarctic expedition led by Stewart has found what it believes to be remains of the first aeroplane brought to the frozen continent, on an icy shore near where it was abandoned almost a century ago. Australia has searched for many years for the old single-propeller Vickers plane at Cape Denison, where the nation's most famous polar explorer, Douglas Mawson, abandoned it after it proved to be a failure during his 1911-14 expedition. "Luck has been on our side and it's been a great episode in the history of Antarctic aviation," said Stewart, after the chance discovery on New Year's day. REUTERS/Pauline Askin/Files (ANTARTICA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)