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World Chilean Air Force finds debris believed to be from missing plane

04:55  12 december  2019
04:55  12 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The Chilean Air Force said on Wednesday it had found debris believed to be from a cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and Antarctica.

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile – Debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished two days earlier en route to Antarctica has been The discovery came as Chilean officials had expanded the search for the missing military plane , scanning an area of roughly 70,000

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The Chilean Air Force said on Wednesday it had located debris believed to be from a cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people on board over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and the Antarctic. The debris was found 30 kilometres (about 19 miles) south of where the

Chilean officials say they have located debris believed to be from an air force plane that went missing on Monday. They said the wreckage was found floating 30km (19 miles) from where the C-130 Hercules cargo plane with 38 people on board last made contact. The wreckage was spotted in a

The Chilean Air Force said on Wednesday it had located debris believed to be from a military cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and the Antarctic.

The debris was found 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of where the plane last made contact, the Air Force said in a statement. The parts were being recovered for analysis to determine if they belonged to the Hercules C-130 cargo plane.

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Chilean officials announced Wednesday afternoon they had located debris from a Chilean Air Force C-130 transport that disappeared the previous day while bound for Antarctica.

PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE - Debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished two days ago en route to the Antarctic has been discovered in the frigid, treacherous waters between the icy continent and South America, Chile ’s Air Force said Wednesday.

The aircraft, which was heading to a base in Antarctica, disappeared shortly after taking off late on Monday from the southern city of Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia. The Air Force concluded early the next morning that the aircraft must have crashed, given the number of hours it had been missing.

"We will continue the search and hope for a better result," Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira, who has been leading the search effort, told reporters.

The cause of the crash was unknown and officials acknowledged the slim chances of finding any survivors.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Chilean military sent fighter jets in an expanded search after large rolling waves in the icy Drake Passage and low clouds had complicated the mission the day before, authorities said.

The flight, which was carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers, appeared routine until the moment it disappeared, Mosqueira said.

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Chile 's Air Force announced Wednesday that it had located what appeared to be debris from a missing military cargo plane floating in the sea. Air Force Commander Eduardo Mosqueira told a press conference that a ship taking part in the search effort had sighted what could be part of the

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The region where the plane disappeared is a vast, largely untouched ocean wilderness of penguin-inhabited ice sheets off the edge of the South American continent with depths of 3,500 meters (11,500 feet).

The military was using sonar-enabled Navy ships to detect irregularities at depth, Mosqueira said, adding it had established quadrangles to help organize the search. Ships from Argentina and Brazil were assisting, he said.

(Reporting by Fabian Cambero and Dave Sherwood; Editing by Richard Chang and Sandra Maler)

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