Wreckage Of Missing AN-32 Aircraft Found In Arunachal’s West Siang: Reports

A total of eight crew and five passengers are onboard the aircraft. Representational image. Photo courtesy: Hindustan Times
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Guwahati, June 3, 2019

After hours of search, the wreckage of an Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft which went missing on June 3rd, 2019 after it took off from the Jorhat airbase in Assam, has reportedly been found.

According to media reports, the wreckage of an Antonov An-32 military transport aircraft was located by one of the several helicopters deployed for the search and rescue missions near Tato in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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The aircraft reportedly crashed over the hilly terrain near Payum village located in Payum Tehsil of West Siang district. The aircraft was scheduled to land in Arunachal Pradesh’s Mechuka airfield, also known as the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).

A total of eight crew and five passengers are onboard the aircraft. Their status is not yet known. It is reported that the aircraft last contacted ground operations at 1 pm. The Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground is located near the China border.