Recovery Effort Begins in Chilean Plane Crash

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Chilean rescue teams have begun recovering bodies from the crash of a Chilean air force plane that went down in the Pacific Ocean with 21 aboard.

The CASA 212 crashed Friday after two failed attempts to land in difficult weather on the Juan Fernandez islands, about 700 kilometers from the Chilean mainland. Officials believe there are no survivors.

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 for a program on reconstruction on the island following last year's earthquake and subsequent tsunami.