The Mysterious Disappearance of The Chilean Airplane

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The Mysterious Disappearance of The Chilean Airplane

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Over the past several years, there have been numerous plane crashes and disappearances that remain unsolved. However, the most recent plane incident took place earlier this week. 

On Monday December 9, a Chilean military plane carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers mysteriously disappeared. The Hercules C-130 transport was last seen at an airport in the city of Punta Arenas, Patagonia, and was headed to King George Island in Antarctica. The crew members of the plane were asked to help perform maintenance tasks at a Chilean base in that area. 

Unfortunately, not long after takeoff, the Chilean air force claimed that it lost all form of contact with the plane. This sudden disconnection occurred 450 miles into what should have been a 770-mile flight. Based on the long hours that the plane has been missing, officials are claiming that it most likely crashed. However, since the plane did not activate a distress signal, it may have been pressured into performing a water landing.

Until further evidence is released declaring the official crash of the C-130 airplane, a search and rescue mission of 10 planes has been assembled.