Chilean military plane missing on way to Antarctica, 38 onboard

AeroTime Daily News | December 10, 2019
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The Chilean air force lost radio contact with a C-130 Hercules transport plane on its way to the country’s base in Antarctica, on December 9, 2019. It was carrying 38 people. The flight was declared crashed and a large rescue operation is ongoing.
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