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Chile C-130 Missing Enroute Antarctica

Old 10th Dec 2019, 03:12
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Chile C-130 Missing Enroute Antarctica

From the Beeb:

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.

The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00).

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.

News agency EFE reports that three of those on board are civilians.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said in a tweet that he was "dismayed" by the disappearance, and was monitoring the situation at Cerrillos Air Base from the capital Santiago.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50723907
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A couple of Twitter updates.



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Doesn't look good
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Here's a list of the vessels, aircraft and satellites involved in the search.


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Would a C130 be FANS equipped?
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Would a C130 be FANS equipped?
It would appear, yes.
See here:
https://www.uasc.com/docs/default-so...sn=24956453_12

Godspeed those out there tonight and all concerned with the SAR
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No RAF involvement....?
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No RAF involvement....?
Where would they come from?
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Falklands...
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Crew with military and at least 3 civilian passengers on board. Does anyone know if this is a scheduled flight supplying those bases/stations?
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Crew with military and at least 3 civilian passengers on board. Does anyone know if this is a scheduled flight supplying those bases/stations?
Sounds like a semi-routine summer supply run to the main research base, with usual crew, plus a few Army members, 2 civilian construction workers and a university passenger.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbs...ay-2019-12-10/
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Press release

a Chilean newspaper from FACH shows fuel tanks sponge with kinda s/n apparently from the C130 lost on Monday
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SAR effort is going to be reoriented

if the SAR leader confirm that sponges found belonged to the ill fated Herc they are going to reorient the effort to the quadrant where a fish ship found the floating debris
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Any idea where that is (at least in broad terms)?
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No RAF involvement....?
The A400M from Mount Pleasant has been deployed to assist
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The A400M from Mount Pleasant has been deployed to assist
https://en.mercopress.com/2019/12/11...ational-matter
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Where the floating debris field were found

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Any idea where that is (at least in broad terms)?
different sources marked 30 - 40 kmts from last position known
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https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...orce-aircraft/
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Wreckage located, sadly reporting no survivors.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-50752686


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