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U.S. sends aircraft to Argentina to help search for missing submarine San Juan

Staff Writer | November 21, 2017
The United States has deployed aircraft to Argentina to help search for ARA San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic Ocean almost a week ago, Air Force Times reported.
U.S. Navy rescue crew
Navy   Six C-17 Globemasters and three C-5M Super Galaxies
Six C-17 Globemasters and three C-5M Super Galaxies flew 26 sorties, transporting 81 passengers — including sailors assigned to Undersea Rescue Command out of San Diego — and 830,000 pounds of equipment, according to Air Mobility Command.

U.S. aircraft searching for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members aboard has spotted white flares, but they're unlikely to be from the sub that has been lost for six days in the South Atlantic, the Argentine navy said Tuesday.

The ARA San Juan submarine went missing Wednesday as it journeyed from the extreme southern port of Ushuaia to the coastal city of Mar del Plata. More than a dozen international vessels and aircraft have joined in a maritime search that has become a race against the clock.


 

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