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Rescuers have recovered wreckage from the Chilean air force plane that went missing on Monday. This was confirmed by Chile's military and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro yesterday.

Chilean officials said the wreckage was found floating 19 miles from where the C-130 Hercules cargo plane with 38 people on board, last made contact. The wreckage was spotted in a body of water known as the Drake Passage. The plane was en route from Chile's southern city of Punta Arenas to the Antarctic.

Air Force Commander Eduardo Mosqueira told reporters the located debris could be part of the remains of the sponges of the internal fuel tanks. 

Brazil's President Bolsonaro tweeted that a Brazilian navy vessel had recovered more wreckage as well as personal items that may belong to the passengers.

Search vessels and planes from the United States, Uruguay and Argentina were also combing nearly 385 square miles around the plane's last known position in the Drake Passage lying south of Cape Horn and north of Antarctica.




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