No trace of missing IAF AN-32 even after 24 hours, Navy’s P8i plane joins search operation


The search operation for the Indian Air Force’s AN-32 transport aircraft, which went missing with 15 people onboard from Assam’s Jorhat on Monday, was stepped up by the authorities on Tuesday. The latest to join the search operations is Indian Navy’s Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8i.

The P8i aircraft took off at 1 pm on Tuesday from INS Rajali, which is stationed at Arakonam in Tamil Nadu.

Confirming the development, the Indian Navy wrote on microblogging site Twitter, “Indian Navy Long Range Maritime Reconnaisance aircraft P8i takes off from INS Rajali, Arakonam, Tamil Nadu at 1300h and heads for joining the Search & Rescue operation launched by @IAF_MCC to locate the missing #AN32 between Jorhat & Mechuka. Aircraft to reach in area shortly”. Read More

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