"Twenty years after your death, and they talk about flying over the Pole in aeroplanes !"
The irony of it all..
Amundsen died in a plane crash in the summer of 1928, while attempting to rescue his friend Nobile, who had been lost in a dirigible crash in the Arctic (Nobile was found by another search crew). Amundsen disappeared on June 18, 1928, with his French flight crew; Amundsen's body was never found. Amundsen was 55 years old when he died.