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Chilean military aircraft disappeared off the radar with 38 onboard

A Chilean Air Force C130 Hercules is missing between Chile and Antarctica.

Santiago, Dec 10 (UITV/IANS)- A Chilean military aircraft enroute to Antarctica with 38 people onboard, has disappeared off the radar, the country's Air Force confirmed in a statement.

The Hercules C130 aircraft took off on Monday at 4.55 p.m. and lost radio contact at 6.13 p.m., Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

The aircraft was en route from the southern city of Punta Arenas to Antarctica with 17 crew members and 21 passengers, it added.