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Chilean Govt. Says All 21 Aboard Air Force Plane Killed in Crash


Local fishermen help the Chilean Navy in the search and recovery of the victims of a plane crash in the waters of the Juan Fernandez islands, September 3, 2011

Local fishermen help the Chilean Navy in the search and recovery of the victims of a plane crash in the waters of the Juan Fernandez islands, September 3, 2011

Chilean officials say all 21 people aboard a Chilean air force plane that crashed in the Pacific Ocean are dead.

The CASA 212 went down Friday after two failed attempts to land in difficult weather on the Juan Fernandez islands, about 700 kilometers from the Chilean mainland.

Fishermen and rescue teams combing the waters have recovered the bodies of two women and two men.

Among those on board was popular TV host Felipe Camiroaga and a camera crew heading to the island to produce a program on reconstruction efforts following last year's earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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