A military plane with 38 people aboard disappeared Monday after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, the Chilean Air Force said.
“A C-130 Hercules aircraft took off at 16:55 (19:55 GMT) from the city of Punta Arenas to the President Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base… 38 people are traveling,” the Air Force said in a statement.
It was carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers.
After the plane lost contact, officials launched sent out a search and rescue team.
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