Wreckage of Indian Air Force’s AN-32 aircraft found in Arunachal Pradesh after 8 days
The missing aircraft was found by the Indian Air Force's MI-17, a medium-lift helicopter.
Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants & establish survivors. Further details will be comm… https://t.co/ZDpxQa73mE— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) 1560247391000
The wreckage of the missing #An32 was spotted today 16 Kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an approximate elev… https://t.co/rTn41BGdMO— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) 1560246688000
Massive search operation for AN-32 aircraft
A massive search operation was conducted by for an Indian Air Force (
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
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.