SANTIAGO, Chile-- Searchers have found a plane that went missing last week with eight people aboard in the remote Aysen region of southern Chile. No one appears to have survived.

Gen. Carlos Bertes, combat chief of the Chilean Air Force, told a news conference Saturday that a search helicopter spotted the crashed plane in a remote woods and there appear to be no survivors.

Bertes says the recovery operation will be conducted by air because the area is too remote to be accessed by land, and could take several days.

The plane, a bimotor Beechcraft, was ferrying a woman suffering from heart problems, her husband, three medical workers and three crew members from the southern city of Punta Arenas when it crashed on Thursday morning.