Chilean Military Plane, Heading for Antartica with 38 on Board, Disappears

The aircraft was going from Punta Arenas to Chile's military base in Antarctica.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean Air Force announced today, Tuesday, December 10th, that it has lost "radio contact" with a C130 military plane with 38 people on board, which took off from Punta Arenas, in the south of the country, to a base in Antarctica.

"A C130 Hercules plane took off from the city of Punta Arenas to the Antarctic base of Eduardo Frei Montalva," according to a statement. The radio contact was interrupted.
In all, "38 people, including 17 crew members and 21 passengers" were on board.

The Chilean Navy launched a search and rescue operation, having dispatched . . .

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