Missing IAF aircraft’s wreckage found, 15 people were onboard
New Delhi: Wreckage of an Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft which went missing on Monday afternoon, has reportedly been found. 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.
According to sources, the wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft was located by one of the several helicopters deployed for the search and rescue missions near Tato in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
There were 15 people – all IAF personnel – on board when the aircraft took off from Jorhat. Their status is not yet known. The aircraft took off 12:25 PM and its last contact with ground staff was at 1 pm. After the AN-32 did not reach Mechuka Advance Landing Ground, the IAF initiated the overdue action.