UK deploys another aircraft for Argentine submarine search


UK deploys another aircraft for Argentine submarine search

The Associated Press
An aircraft from the British Royal Air Force sits on the tarmac after landing in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The aircraft flew from Royal Air Force Brize Norton base in Oxfordshire, England, with three tons of equipment, including 12 deep emergency life support stores pods for the search of the missing Argentine submarine. (AP Photo/Saul Gherscovici)

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Britain's Ministry of Defense has deployed another aircraft in the search for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 sailors on board.

The RAF Voyager landed in Argentina on Wednesday, some 35 years after the UK waged a brief war with the country over possession of the Falkland Islands, also known as the Malvinas.

The plane is packed with equipment, including 12 emergency life support pods. It joins HMS Protector, a Royal Navy ice patrol ship; the HMS Clyde, an offshore patrol vessel; and an RAF C-130 in the search.

Argentina's navy lost contact with the ARA San Juan on Nov. 15 during a routine mission from the port of Ushuaia to Mar del Plata.

Argentina is leading the search while the United States is coordinating the international response.


A previous version of this story has been corrected to show that the RAF Voyager is a plane, not a helicopter.

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