Chilean Air Force says Antarctica-bound plane missing with 38 on board
CHILE-AIRFORCE/AIRPLANE:Chilean Air Force says Antarctica-bound plane missing with 38 on boardThe Hercules C130 aircraft took off at 4:55 p.m. (1955 GMT) from the southern city of Punta Arenas and operators lost contact with it shortly after 6:00 p.m.
Punta Arenas ( Chile ) (AFP). Remains of people killed in a military plane crash that claimed 38 lives were flown Friday to a military base in Chile for A total of 39 relatives of 11 crash victims flew Friday from the capital Santiago to Punta Arenas, where the base is located, to provide DNA samples.
Chile ’s defense minister has confirmed that wreckage recovered from the sea off Antarctica is from a Chilean Air Force plane which disappeared on Monday. Earlier on Thursday, a Chilean regional governor said that the families of those on board the missing plane have been informed of the findings.
Remains of people killed in a military plane crash that claimed 38 lives were flown Friday to a military base in Chile for identification.
The remains were brought in aboard a Hercules C-130 plane -- just like the one that went down Monday off the southern tip of South America -- and turned over to the local coroner's office, AFP observed.
A total of 39 relatives of 11 crash victims flew Friday from the capital Santiago to Punta Arenas, where the base is located, to provide DNA samples.
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The missing Chilean military plane was supposed to travel through Drake Passage on its way to Antarctica.Defense Minister Alberto Espina said the plane departed the southern city of Punta Arenas on Monday evening. Contact was lost about 80 minutes later, he said.
The cause of the crash remains unknown. Those killed are Brian and Ornella Ellard and her children, 15-year-old Alice Maritato and 13-year-old Dylan Ten people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed into a hangar at Addison Airport. Seven of the victims were identified Monday and included
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Thirty-eight people -- 21 passengers and 17 crew -- were on the plane headed to a base across the Drake Passage in the Antarctic. That rough waterway links the Atlantic and Pacific.
Authorities say they have not ruled out anything as to the cause of the crash.
The plane made no emergency signal prior to its disappearance, indicating the circumstances of the accident were likely abrupt.
The Air Force has said the plane's maintenance record was in order.
It also said it will investigate a Whatsapp audio message sent by a passenger to relatives that allegedly said the plane was having electrical problems.
Debris from the plane was located in a 12 square mile (30 square kilometers) area in the Drake Passage, a storm-tossed body of water south of Cape Horn.
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Police said they found her in the pilot seat of the plane wearing a headset.The incident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to police, who would not release her name because of her age.