A Chilean Air Force aircraft had been missing since the 10th December 2019.
The aircraft had 17 crew and 21 passengers on board.
According to the Royal Air Force:
“An A400M was requested to provide assistance by the Chilean military and landed in Chile yesterday to support the official search and rescue mission. A Liaison Team of military and civilian personnel also deployed on the A400M to assist in the search. The RAF aircraft will conduct its first specialist reconnaissance flight today with trained personnel searching for signs of the missing aircraft, with the liaison team acting in support.”
The aircraft crash site was located on the 12th of December 2019, with no survivors.
The RAF also say that Met Office staff based in the Falkland Islands are providing forecast information to the Chilean Military.
The A400M is stationed at the British Forces South Atlantic Island base, the UK’s permanent presence on the overseas territory of the Falkland Islands.