Chilean Military Plane Disappeared Dec. 10th En Route to Antarctica.

 

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 38 crew members and passengers of the FACh (Air Force)
C-130 plane. … We are making every effort humanly possible in the search operation for the plane.”

Chilean Defense Minister, Alberto Espina, on Twitter, December 10, 2019

Chile lost contact at 6 PM local time
Chile’s Air Force reported on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, that one of it’s large Hercules C-130 planes took off at 4:55 PM local time from Punta Arenas at the southern tip of Chile and was headed for the Chilean Army’s O’Higgins Station Army Base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula when radio contact was lost in the Drake Passage between Chile and the Antarctic Peninsula.

 

Chilean Army's O'Higgins Station Army Base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is also known as Puerto Covadonga after the port on which it is located. The German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS) was established at O'Higgins in 1991 by the DLR. The O'Higgins Base is still operated by the Chilean Army, one of the Antarctic bases with the longest time of continuous operation since 1947.
Chilean Army’s O’Higgins Station Army Base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is also known as Puerto Covadonga after the port on which it is located. The German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS) was established at O’Higgins in 1991 by the DLR. The O’Higgins Base is still operated by the Chilean Army, one of the Antarctic bases with the longest time of continuous operation since 1947.

 

December 10, 2019  Santiago, Chile – Chile’s Air Force reported on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, that one of it’s large, 4-engine,  Hercules C-130 planes took off at 4:55 PM local time from Punta Arenas at the southern tip of Chile and was headed for the Chilean Army’s O’Higgins Station Base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. But shortly after 6 PM local time, air controllers lost contact with the C-130 in Drake Passage (map below), a very isolated region between the tip of South America and the Antarctic Peninsula inhabited only by penguins.

Chile has had territory in Antarctica (purple and pink triangle) since 1947. Drake Passage is the narrow water between the tip of Chile and Argentina and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Chile has had territory in Antarctica (purple and pink triangle) since 1947, including its Army O’Higgins Station Base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Drake Passage is the narrow water between the tip of Chile and Argentina and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Argentina, Uruguay, and the United States have joined the search effort, according to the Chilean Air Force. Two US satellites are being used to capture images of the location where the C-130 went missing. Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira told reporters on December 10th that the “intensified” search efforts will continue for six days and possibly extend over ten days.

C-130s have long been used in Antarctica to fly scientists and military in the rugged, icy continent. Image © by Getty Images.
C-130s have long been used in Antarctica to fly scientists and military in the rugged, icy continent. Image © by Getty Images.
C-130 Still Has Not Been Found

Even though the Chilean Air Force, along with Argentina’s search and rescue help, is searching the area where communications were lost and calling it a “crash,” the plane has not been found.  Defense Minister, Alberto Espina, wrote on Twitter,  “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 38 crew members and passengers of the FACh (Air Force) C-130 plane.” Espina said he was not expecting there to be survivors, but “we are making every effort humanly possible in the search operation for the plane.” Also tweeting was Chilean President Sebastian Pinera who said that he was in communication with security officials in Cerrillos, who were monitoring the rescue operation.

In addition to the 17 crew members, the plane was also carrying 21 personnel from the armed forces, an engineering firm, and the University of Magallanes, who would be based at the Chilean Army’s O’Higgins Station Army Base to do repairs on an oil pipeline and other “logistical support tasks.”

Argentina, Uruguay, and the United States are helping the search effort and two United States satellites are being used to photograph the Drake Passage region where the plane disappeared.

Also see:

07-01-2016 – U. S. Navy Flight Engineer Saw Silver Discs and Entrance to Alleged E. T.and Human Collaboration Base in Antarctica

07-01-2016 – Antarctica Retired Navy Flight Engineer Warned by NSA to Stop Talking About Missing Scientists


More Information:
Hour Documentary with Antarctica Military Whistleblower Now Available: https://www.earthfiles.com/antarctica/


Websites:

“U.S. Denies ‘Spectacular Ruins’ in Antarctica Captured On Video,” March 18, 2002, Atlantic Mapping Project (AMP) by @lantisTV, news release:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/665579/posts

“Scientists Believe Hidden Lake May Reside Underneath Antarctica,” April 25, 2016, The Weather Channel: https://weather.com/science/environment/news/scientists-discover-antarctica-lake

“Antarctic Lake Vostok Yields ‘New Bacterial Life’”, March 7, 2013, BBC Science:
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-21709225

Antarctic Development Squadron Six: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VXE-6

Transantarctic Mountains:
http://www.antarcticconnection.com/shopcontent.asp?type=science-transantarctic-mtns

Beardmore Glacier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beardmore_Glacier

Davis Station, Australian Antarctic Division: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Station

Operation Highjump and the UFO Connection:
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/antarctica/antartica11.htm


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