IAF AN-32 aircraft goes missing for 2 hours, search ops underway

Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft has been overdue for more than two hours in Menchuka air field of Arunachal Pradesh with 13 persons on board.

Eight crew and five passengers were on board missing AN-32 aircraft.

The aircraft last contacted ground sources at 1 PM today after taking off from Jorhat airbase at 12:25 pm.

Indian Air Force has launched Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft and C-130 Special Ops aircraft on a search mission to locate the missing IAF AN-32 aircraft.

Three years ago, on July 22, 2016, an An-32 aircraft of the IAF had gone missing in the air with 29 people on board. The aircraft was traveling from Chennai to Port-Blair in Andaman and Nicobar when it went missing over the Bay of Bengal.

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