Wreckage of missing AN-32 found

World Wednesday 12/June/2019 12:56 PM
By: Times News Service
Wreckage of missing AN-32 found

Mumbai: The wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 that went missing on 3 Jun 2019 has been found, the Ministry of Defence confirmed.

The plane vanished after going airborne from Air Force Station in Jorhat, Assam

The remains of the aircraft were spotted 16 kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an approximate elevation of 12000 ft by an IAF Mi-17 Helicopter.

The ministry stated that efforts to establish the status of the occupants and possible survivors are ongoing.

In a tweet, the IAF stated that members of the elite Garud Commando Force had been dropped near the crash site to search for survivors.

The IAF said: "Rescue Operation for the crashed An-32 is in full swing by #IAF. Additional resources have been mobilised to search for survivors. 04 Garuds of #IAF as part of the recovery party were dropped by helicopter near the crash site, where a camp has been established."