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10 diciembre 2019

Lost Chilean aircraft in Antarctica

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Tipo de Evento:Other - Missing aircraft
Ubicación del Evento:Chile
Fecha de Activación de la Carta:2019-12-10
Time of Charter Activation:08:30
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-03:00
Solicitante de la Carta:Ministry of Interior and Public Safety (ONEMI)
Activation ID:636
Gestión de Proyecto:Centro de Información de Recursos Naturales (CIREN)

At 21:13 UTC on 9 December, contact was lost with a Chilean aircraft en route to Antarctica. The disappearance of the plane has instigated a multinational search of the area by sea, air and space.

The aircraft was a C-130 Hercules cargo plane belonging to the Chilean Air Force, and departed Punta Arenas on 9 December for the Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base in the Antarctic. The aircraft was due to land at 21:17 UTC, carrying 38 people aboard; a mix of military and civilian personnel.

The last known location of the aircraft was over the Drake Passage, a body of water between Chile and the Antarctic South Shetland Islands. Search efforts are focused over this area, attemping to find any trace of the plane or passengers. On 11 December, the Chilean Air Force reported that they had found debris that may have come from the fuel tank of the plane, but further analysis would be required to verify whether this was from the missing aircraft.

 

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Anomalous points detected in the Drake Passage

Fuente: Sentinel-1
Adquirido: 13/12/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by CIREN

Anomalous points detected in the Drake Passage

Fuente: ALOS-2
Adquirido: 11/12/2019

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA (2019) All rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Aviation accident assessment, Chile

Fuente: TerraSAR-X
Adquirido: 13/12/2019

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by CIREN

Aviation accident assessment, Chile

Fuente: TerraSAR-X
Adquirido: 12/12/2019

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by CIREN

Aviation accident assessment, Chile

Fuente: TerraSAR-X
Adquirido: 11/12/2019

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by CIREN

Aviation accident assessment, Chile

Fuente: RADARSAT-2
Adquirido: 12/12/2019

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2019) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CIREN

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