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Chilean Air Force Plane Crashes En Route to Antarctica With 38 People Aboard

A Chilean Air Force plane flying to Antarctica with 38 people on board crashed on Monday afternoon, officials told NBC News.

The C130 Hercules, which took off from the city of Punta Arenas, was flying to President Eduardo Frei Montalva Antarctic Air Base when it disappeared, Chile’s Air Force said in a statement.

The plane, which was transferring personnel to a floating fuel supply pipeline, lost radio contact shortly after 6:00 p.m. Officials later said it had crashed.

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