There is still no trace of the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft with six officers, five airmen and two non-combatants , which went missing on Monday after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat district at 12:27 pm.
In search of the IAF An-32 aircraft which is missing for Day 3 now, ISRO has deployed satellites along with Indian Navy deploying P-8I for search ops.
The IAF has put in all its resources and efforts for the ongoing search.
Top developments :
- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has also pressed into service its RISAT series of radar imaging satellites to hunt for the missing Indian Air Force An-32 aircraft.
- Indian Navy deploys P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft from INS Rajali in Arakonam, Tamil Nadu to join the ongoing rescue efforts in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Air Force has deployed two Mi-17s and one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) as well as IAF’s C-130J Super Hercules in the hunt for the missing aircraft but were unable to fly on Wednesday morning due to bad weather in the region where it is suspected to have gone missing.
Ground teams of the Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are also carrying on the search.
Officials have informed that the weather in the region and possibly along the flight path was turbulent on Monday.
Coincidentally, in 2009, an AN-32 had crashed in the same area.