A Chilean rescue team has retrieved human remains at the crash site where the Chilean air force plane went missing with 38 people on board on Monday.

Chilean authorities released an official statement in Punta Arenas on Thursday, confirming that crash site belonged to the air force plane who went missing on Monday and that it had crashed on route to Antarctica for an official expedition.

General in chief of the Chilean air force commented on the status of the search party as he declared the conditions of the crash to make it "practically impossible for survivors to be found on the crash site."

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