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Eight days on, AN-32 debris located in NE

DNMUM437583 | 6/12/2019 | Author : Sumit Kumar Singh | WC :351 | India



Eight days after the disappearance of a Soviet-era IAF plane carrying 13 people triggered a massive coordinated search operation, its debris of the Antonov AN-32 military transport craft was traced in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday.
"The wreckage of the aircraft was spotted 16 kilometres north of Lipo, north-east of Tato, at an approximate elevation of 12,000 feet by the IAF Mi-17 helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone," the Indian Air Force stated.
The force said efforts are under way to establish if there are any survivors. There were eight crew members and five passengers onboard when the plane dropped off the radar.
"There was a meeting of Indian Air Force, Army and local administration
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