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June 12, 2014

Disappearance in Chile

Alejandro Bello Silva was a lieutenant in the Chilean Army. His unfortunate story commences with him disappearing during a qualifying exam flight over central Chile. Now he’s certainly not the first person to disappear mysteriously in Chile but that’s another story and possible movie, and although search efforts commenced within hours, no trace of Lt. Silva or his airplane was ever found. This gave rise to a Chilean expression, "more lost than Lieutenant Bello", which is applied to people who wander off course or mysteriously disappear en route to their destination.