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Chile: Wreckage believed to be from missing cargo plane found at sea01:09

Chile: Wreckage believed to be from missing cargo plane found at sea

Chile, Punta Arenas
December 12, 2019 at 01:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

Debris allegedly belonging to the Hercules C-130 cargo plane which went missing on Monday was located by the Chilean air force on Wednesday, around 19 miles (30km) south of where the plane last made contact.

The wreckage will be retrieved for analysis to determine if it belongs to the cargo plane, as General Eduardo Mosqueira confirmed while speaking to the press.

The aircraft, which was en route to a base in Antarctica with 38 people on board, lost contact shortly after taking off from Punta Arenas on Monday.

The Chilean military deployed fighter jets and ships in an extensive search operation, with planes and vessels from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and the US joining the operation.

Chile: Wreckage believed to be from missing cargo plane found at sea01:09
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Debris allegedly belonging to the Hercules C-130 cargo plane which went missing on Monday was located by the Chilean air force on Wednesday, around 19 miles (30km) south of where the plane last made contact.

The wreckage will be retrieved for analysis to determine if it belongs to the cargo plane, as General Eduardo Mosqueira confirmed while speaking to the press.

The aircraft, which was en route to a base in Antarctica with 38 people on board, lost contact shortly after taking off from Punta Arenas on Monday.

The Chilean military deployed fighter jets and ships in an extensive search operation, with planes and vessels from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and the US joining the operation.

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