Missing AN-32: IAF continues search in Arunachal Pradesh

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Missing AN-32: IAF continues search in Arunachal Pradesh

G Plus News | June 04, 2019 12:13 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has resumed the search for the missing AN-32 aircraft that took off from Jorhat yesterday, June 3 along with 13 crew members and IAF personnel. 

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.  

Earlier, a C-130, AN-32 aircraft, two Mi-17s of the IAF and Indian Army AHLs were launched to locate the missing aircraft.

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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