The first aircraft ever to land on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic has arrived to carry out calibration flights prior to the opening of its new airport. A Beech King Air 200, of South Africa’s Flight Calibration Services, arrived Sept. 15 on the rocky outcrop, whose only current link with the outside world is a mail ship that arrives every three weeks from South Africa. The island is a British possession. The airport, which costs just over £200 million ($310 ...

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