The story begins with the prologe of a helicopter that vanishes somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean. The pilot, Drake Mercant, a famous man in his late thirties is attempting to fly the first transatlantic helicopter crossing with stops. The journey begins from Montreal, Canada, and is scheduled to end up at Stockholm, Sweden. (Stopping at Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland) Total flight time was expected to be 50-55 hours. The year is 1950, and the helicopter is a new Sikorsky HO3S equipped with oversized inflatable floaters over the tires. (More in-depth explanation later, http://www.uscg.mil/HQ/G-CP/HISTORY/AC_HO3S_8.jpg) Somewhere between Greenland and Iceland, (Denmark Strait) the helicopter experiences trouble and quickly loses altitude. The situation is only made worse as the helicopter flies through ...
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