Umberto Nobiles hangar base of the airship Italia Kongsfjorden Spitzbergen Norway Umberto Nobile was an Italian aeronaut and Arctic explorer He designed the airship Norge in which he became possibly the first man to fly to the North Pole and certainly the first to fly over the Arctic polar ice cap from Europe to America a feat he accomplished in May He built a second airship the Italia in which he returned to the North Pole in May The airship crashed in bad weather on the return journey to Spitzbergen prompting an international rescue operation to search for Nobile and his crew Of the men on board Nobile and others were rescued but the famous Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen lost his life in a plane crash during the search
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