IAF has launched Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft and C-130 Special Ops aircraft on a search mission to locate the missing aircraft.
New Delhi: Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft has been overdue for more than two hours in Menchuka air field of Arunachal Pradesh with 13 persons on board.
Eight crew and five passengers were on board missing AN-32 aircraft.
The aircraft last contacted ground sources at 1 PM today after taking off from Jorhat airbase at 12:25 pm.
Indian Air Force has launched Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft and C-130 Special Ops aircraft on a search mission to locate the missing IAF AN-32 aircraft.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted about the incident.
Spoke to Vice Chief of @IAF_MCC, Air Marshal Rakesh Singh Bhadauria regarding the missing IAF AN-32 Aircraft which is overdue for some hours.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 3, 2019
He has apprised me of the steps taken by the IAF to find the missing aircraft. I pray for the safety of all passengers on board.
Three years ago, on July 22, 2016, an An-32 aircraft of the IAF had gone missing in the air with 29 people on board. The aircraft was traveling from Chennai to Port-Blair in Andaman and Nicobar when it went missing over the Bay of Bengal.