Missing AN-32: ISRO and Navy join search operations

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Missing AN-32: ISRO and Navy join search operations

G Plus News | June 04, 2019 19:00 hrs

GUWAHATI: Indian Navy aircraft Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8i and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) satellites have joined the operation for locating the missing IAF AN-32 aircraft, according to a report by The Indian Express.

On Tuesday, June 4, ISRO also deployed its RISAT series of radar imaging satellites for the hunt.

 

The AN-32 aircraft went missing on Monday, June 3, with 13 persons on-board including crew and army personnel. It flew from Jorhat at 12:27 pm for Menchuka, Arunachal Pradesh and its last contact with the ground was at 1pm.

The aircraft, AN-32 is a Russian origin aircraft and the Indian Army Force (IAF) constitutes a sizable number of it. 

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