AN-32 with 13 onboard goes missing | No contact with crew since 1:00 pm

AN-32 goes missing

The Hush Post| 4:02 pm |one-minute-read|

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force has gone missing after it took off from Jorhat in Assam. There were 13 people onboard the missing AN-32.

The aircraft was headed to Mechuka Advance Landing Ground, the landing strip in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district. The landing strip is about 30-odd km from the nearest point on the India-China border.

The transport aircraft took off from Jorhat at 12.25 pm.

It was in contact with ground agencies for the next 35 minutes. An Indian Air Force official said there had been no contact after 1:00 pm.

“Since the aircraft did not reach the airfield, overdue action was initiated by IAF,” the official said, adding that all available resources had been deployed to locate the aircraft.

In all there are eight crew and five passengers onboard the aircraft, it has been learnt.

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