‘Plane carrying 8 missing in southern Chile’

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 23:47

Santiago: An ambulance plane carrying eight
people went missing on a route in southern Chile on Thursday,
officials said.

The plane, a twin-turboprop Beechcraft 300, declared an
emergency two hours into its flight from the southern city of
Punta Arenas to Santiago, said civil aviation authorities.

The operating company, Inaer, which conducts medical
evacuations, said the plane was carrying two pilots, three
medical personnel, two passengers and one patient.

Punta Arenas is one of the southernmost cities in the
country, some 3,000 kilometers from the Chilean capital. (AFP)


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First Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 23:47

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