Missing AN 32: IAF chief to visit Assam to review search operation

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Missing AN 32: IAF chief to visit Assam to review search operation

G Plus News | June 08, 2019 18:54 hrs

GUWAHATI: Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Marshal BS Dhanoa is set to visit Assam in order to review the ongoing search and rescue operation for the AN 32 aircraft which went missing on June 3.

It took off from Jorhat and went off radar with 13 crew members and IAF personnel on board.  

As per reports, the IAF chief will visit the Air Force Station in Jorhat where he would be informed about the developments from the search and rescue operation for the missing aircraft.

In the meantime, the search operations are continuing for AN 32. One Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Two MI-17s have been deployed along with the ground party of Army and the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to carry on search operations, according to a report by the Business Standard.  

The district administration of Shi Yomi district, Arunachal Pradesh, has also launched a search operation along with the villagers.

It should be noted that the aircraft went missing when it took off from Jorhat at 12:27pm for Menchuka Advance Landing Ground. Its last contact with the ground control was at 1 p.m. 

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