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Chilean Military Aircraft Disappears With 38 on Board

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  • Chilean Military Aircraft Disappears With 38 on Board

    According to the Chilean Air Force, the plane was heading to Antarctica to conduct logistical work.

    A Chilean military aircraft has disappeared from radars on Monday, the Chilean Air Force said in a statement.
    "The Chilean Air Force reports that this afternoon a C-130 Hercules aircraft of the Aviation Group #10 took off at 04:55 p.m. and lost radio contact at 06:13 p.m [21:13 GMT]", the Monday release says.
    The plane was carrying 38 people on board - 17 crew members and 21 passengers.

  • #2
    sad. will interesting to see what brought down one of supposedly toughest aircraft in clear weather.


    • #3
      They found parts of the plane and of bodies about 30km south of the last point of contact.

      By some pictures I saw of parts of the plane, and this is VERY preliminary and speculative, I very much doubt there was an attempt of a controlled ditching.

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      • #4
        well, at least the ocean is not that deep in the area, which will make locating and recovery a bit easier than say AF.


        • #5
          And they knew where they were headed unlike MH370!