Chilean Air Force finds debris believed to be from missing plane

first_imgSANTIAGO – The Chilean Air Force onWednesday said it had located debris believed to be from a military cargo planethat crashed this week with 38 people aboard. The aircraft, which was heading to abase in Antarctica, disappeared shortly after taking off late on Monday fromthe southern city of Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia. Debris believed by the Chilean Air Force to be from a Hercules C-130 military cargo plane that crashed this week and went missing, is seen in the Drake Passage or Sea of Hoces, Mid-Sea in this undated handout received on Dec. 11. FUERZA AEREA DE CHILE (CHILEAN AIR FORCE) /VIA REUTERS The Brazilian Ministry of Defense saidone of its ships had recovered personal items and debris compatible with theplane, around 500 km (311 miles) from the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia inPatagonia.center_img The debris was found 30-kilometers(18.6 miles) south of where the plane last made contact, the Air Force said.The parts were being recovered for analysis to determine if they belonged tothe Hercules C-130 cargo plane. The cause of the crash was unknown andofficials acknowledged the slim chances of finding any survivors.(Reuters)last_img

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