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World|life|December 10, 2019 / 11:09 AM
Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 aboard

AKIPRESS.COM - A military plane with 38 on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, BBC reports citing Chile's air force.

The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00).

Among the missing are 17 crew members and 21 passengers, who were travelling to provide logistical support.

Chile's air force said a search and rescue operation is under way to recover the plane and those missing.

News agency EFE reports that three of those on board are civilians.

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