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Chilean Military Plane Disappears with 38 people on board.

This is the latest incident in a country where Chileans have for almost two months of social media protest and economic inequality, as well as an entrenched political elite.
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A Military plane in Chile with 38 people on it" lost radio communication and radio signals" on Monday after taking off from a the south of the country for a base in  Antarctica, According to Chile's Air force..

It was said to have 17of those aboard are crew members, while the other 21 were passengers


Sebastian Pineta president of Chile has been witnessing it's worst civil unrest in decades, said in a recent tweet that he would fly to Punta Arenas along with interior minister Gonzalo Blumel

Once there, they would also meet up with the Defense Minister Alberto Espina to monitor the search and rescue mission.

"A C-130 Hercules aircraft took off at 16:55 ( 19:55 GMT)from Punta Arenas to the president Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base, " according to an Air force Statement.

The Air force said it has declared a "State of alert" over the lost of communication at 16.13pm with the plane, and had begun their rescue mission operation with aircraft and Chilean Navy vessels.

The four-engine plane had taken off from the Chabunco air base in Punta Arenas, about 1,873 miles (3,016 kilometers) south of Santiago.

It was primarily carried out logistical support tasks and transfering personnel to the Antarctic base in order to inspect the base’s floating fuel supply pipeline and to carry out anticorrosive treatment of the facility.

The incident is the latest drama in a country where Chileans have for almost two months protested social and economic inequality, as well asu an entrenched political elite.

The crisis and its violent demonstrations have led to 26 people dead and more than 12,000 people injured, according to the Organization of American States.

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