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Topic - Renee Douceur
A New Hampshire woman who has been trying to leave the South Pole since late August says she could be on a plane as early as Friday.
An engineer who has been trying to leave a South Pole research station since suffering what she thought was a stroke in late August could be on a plane out as early as Friday.
Douceur said she understands the risks involved in arranging an evacuation but is angry that the decision to deny her request was made so quickly.
She said she's worried about how flying in a non-pressurized plane will affect her but she doesn't want to wait several more weeks until larger, pressurized aircraft arrive.