Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 aboard

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10th December, 2019 09:51:15 printer

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 aboard

A military plane with 38 on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chilean air force says in a statement, reports BBC.

The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft went missing around 06:00 local time (21:00) after taking off from the southern city of Punta Arenas.

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.