An Il-76 Candid military transport aircraft carried motor vehicles, helicopter fuel, other cargo and personnel to the Barneo field camp, set up on the ice near the North Pole every year in April to host and support a score of researchers and Arctic explorers, and to the Zhalyuzi-1 and Zhalyuzi-2 camps.
Earlier, Drobyshevsky said the Il-76 would make three trips in three days from the Arctic port of Murmansk to the Barneo field camp, dropping off a total of 21 metric tons of supplies to set up the camp, and build a landing strip for the Gazpromavia An-74 light cargo planes which are to serve the camp throughout its temporary existence in April.
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