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  India   All India  03 Jun 2019  Reports of possible crash received, however no wreckage found yet: IAF

Reports of possible crash received, however no wreckage found yet: IAF

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Published : Jun 3, 2019, 6:41 pm IST
Updated : Jun 3, 2019, 8:42 pm IST

The aircraft went missing hours after it took off from Jorhat, for Menchuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh.

The aircraft last contacted ground sources at 1 PM today after taking off from Jorhat airbase at 12:25 pm. (Photo: AFP)
 The aircraft last contacted ground sources at 1 PM today after taking off from Jorhat airbase at 12:25 pm. (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has now officially denied the media claims that suggested that the wreckage of AN-32 aircraft that lost contact at 1pm on Monday, and has said that search operations are still underway and will continue throughout the night.

The IAF has also tweeted that they have enlisted the help and are coordinating with Indian Army, various government and civil agencies to locate the missing aircraft.

C-130J, AN-32 and Mi-17 of IAF and Indian Army ALH helicopter launched to locate the missing aircraft in and around the region it lost contact.

Search operations will continue from air and by ground parties of Indian Army through the night.

IAF has officially denied the media reports about the wreckage being found through its official Twitter handle.

The aircraft had taken off from Jorhat in Assam but lost contact with ground staff before its scheduled landing in Arunachal Pradesh's Menchuka airfield.

The aircraft had gone missing hours after it took off from Jorhat, Assam for Menchuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh.

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