The remains of 38 people killed in a military plane crash arrived to Punta Arenas military base in Chile for identification, Friday, December 13.

Chilean authorities announced Thursday that rescue workers had found debris and human remains from the military transport plane that went missing on a regular flight to Antarctica.

The head of the Chilean air force, General Arturo Merino, told reporters that based on the condition of the remains, it would be "practically impossible' that any survivors would be found.

"Remains of human beings that are most likely the passengers have been found among several pieces of the plane," Merino said. "I feel immense pain for this loss of lives.''

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