Chile phasing out C-212 tactical aircraft

UPI - 11/21/2012

Chile's military is phasing out its remaining CA SA C-212-100 tactical transport aircraft amid local concerns over its safety. A Chilean air force's Construcciones Aeronauticas S.A. C-212 Aviocar 300DF crashed at sea in September 2011 with the loss of all on board - three crew members and 18 passengers who were on an earthquake relief mission. The crash off Robinson Crusoe Island revived calls for the replacement of the aging aircraft.

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