Wreckage of Indian Air Force’s AN-32 aircraft found in Arunachal Pradesh after 8 days

The Indian Air Force has found wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft that went missing on June 3 with 13 people on board. Not giving much details about the survivors the Air Force tweeted that efforts are on to find those affected by the tragedy. The Air Force added that it would continue to communicate about any developments, establishing the location of the survivors.

The missing aircraft was found by the Indian Air Force's MI-17, a medium-lift helicopter.

Massive search operation for AN-32 aircraft

A massive search operation was conducted by for an Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft with 13 people onboard that went missing over Arunachal Pradesh.

The IAF pressed into service a SU-30 jet fighter, C130 J, Mi17 and ALH helicopters to trace the missing Russian-origin transporter aircraft that was last seen on Monday afternoon.

The searches were taking place along thickly forested routes between Assam's Jorhat and Mechuka advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) satellites -- CARTOSAT and RISAT -- were also taking images of the area.

Five days after an Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft went missing, the Arunachal Pradesh government engaged local village headmen in search operations on the ground even as the IAF announced a ₹5 lakh reward for any information about the ill-fated plane.

(With IANS)
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