IAF's AN-32 Gone Missing After Taking Off From Jorhat
Amid reports of the wreckage of the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 Aircraft with 13 people being found in Arunachal Pradesh's Payum, the IAF has clarified that they have received some reports of the possible crash site, but no wreckage has been spotted so far.
An IAF AN-32 took off from Jorhat at 1227 hrs for Menchuka ALG. Aircraft last contacted ground control at 1300 hrs. There was no further contact with the aircraft. Efforts are on to establish the whereabouts of the aircraft.
C-130J, AN-32 and Mi-17 of IAF and Indian Army ALH helicopter launched to locate the missing aircraft.
IAF is coordinating with Indian Army, various government and civil agencies to locate the missing aircraft. Search operations will continue from air and by ground parties of Indian Army through the night.