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UK PROVIDES MILITARY ASSISTANCE IN SEARCH FOR MISSING CHILEAN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT

An A400M aircraft has been deployed from the Falkland Islands

An A400M aircraft has been deployed from the Falkland Islands to assist in the official search and rescue mission for a missing Chilean aircraft

A Chilean Air Force aircraft went missing on 10 December en route to Antarctica with 17 crew and 21 passengers on board, the aircraft lost contact 450 miles into its journey to a military base on King George Island.

An A400M aircraft has been deployed from the Falkland Islands to assist in the official search and rescue mission for a missing Chilean aircraft

An A400M was requested to provide assistance by the Chilean military and landed in Chile to support the official search and rescue mission. A Liaison Team of military and civilian personnel also deployed on the A400M to assist in the search.

An A400M aircraft has been deployed from the Falkland Islands to assist in the official search and rescue mission for a missing Chilean aircraft

The RAF aircraft conducted its first specialist reconnaissance flight, with trained personnel searching for signs of the missing aircraft, with the liaison team acting in support.

An A400M aircraft has been deployed from the Falkland Islands to assist in the official search and rescue mission for a missing Chilean aircraft

Met Office staff based in the Falkland Islands are providing forecast information to the Chilean Military.

An A400M aircraft has been deployed from the Falkland Islands to assist in the official search and rescue mission for a missing Chilean aircraft

The A400M is stationed at the British Forces South Atlantic Island base, the UK’s permanent presence on the overseas territory of the Falkland Islands.

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