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article imageAir ambulance missing in Chile found, there are no survivors

By Igor I. Solar     Mar 24, 2012 in World
Santiago - The Chilean Air Force has confirmed that the air ambulance that was lost on Thursday morning in southern Chile was located this morning; the plane had crashed and there are no survivors.
Air Force general Carlos Bertens reported to Chilean media that the air ambulance belonging to Inaer-Chile which went missing on Thursday AM in the Aysén region was located about 11:15 AM this morning in the vicinity of Puerto Aguirre in the Chilean Patagonia. The relatives of the 8 victims of the crash were notified of the finding of the wrecked plane, according to emol.com (in Spanish).
"Our helicopter found the place where the plane crashed. Currently our staff is conducting a complete search of the area so we can determine the way we can recover the remains of the passengers and the aircraft," said Bertens.
"The destruction of the aircraft was complete; the site is wooded, with difficult access by land, so that the
General Juan Gonzalez and staff discussing alternatives for access to the location of the air ambula...
General Juan Gonzalez and staff discussing alternatives for access to the location of the air ambulance found near Puerto Aguirre, Chile.
Chilean Air Force
operation will be carried out by air. The rescue could take several days, depending on weather conditions. At this "point we anticipate that there are no survivors from the crash which may have occurred at a speed between 450 and 500 kilometers an hour”,
he added.
Air Force general Juan Gonzalez, who was in charge of the search operation said: "The aircraft is totally destroyed, in fact the only recognizable part is a seat, the rest is absolutely destroyed."
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