The World : Antarctic Air Crash Kills 10

All 10 people aboard, including eight Americans on a polar excursion, were killed when their small plane crashed into a glacier on an antarctic island, Chilean authorities reported. The twin-engine Cessna 404 Titan went down as it approached a Chilean air force base on the South Shetland Islands, at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, said a spokesman for the Chilean air carrier Aeropetrel, which flies tourists to the base from Punta Arenas. Two of the victims were identified by Aeropetrel as Californians--Irving Lambrecht of Los Angeles and James M. Jasper of Oxnard. The cause of the crash was not known.

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