NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane with 29 people on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal amid inclement weather.
The IAF's AN-32 plane took off from Tambaram in Chennai for Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands when it lost radar contact around 8:45 am. Its estimated time of arrival in Port Blair was 11.30 am.
The Navy, the Coast Guard and the IAF have launched a joint search and rescue operation. Of the 29 people on board, six are crew members.
The Navy's has involved one P8I aircraft and one Donier aircraft and four ships — Karmukh, Gharial, Jyoti and Kuthar - for its search operation.
The aircraft can fly for up to four hours without refuelling.
I pray all on board be safe and return back to their loved ones soon.
AAP will blame modi
Pray and hope the carrier is somewhere landed safely with all the members on-board safe. If it was the weather condition that took them for a challenge, pray, the pilot made it to control and lever it to some other safest place to land. Oh, the flight can fly without refuelling for four hours only means, up to 1.35 PM there was no news about it causes concern.
May be gone for honeymoon.
17 mins ago
UPA Congress has weakened the army. CORRUPT CONGRESD
hope of good news
God take care of all those who are aboard ! My sincere prayers that they are found soonest and safe
jus pray for them
I pray that they all reach to destination and home with their families soon...
Hope everyone is safe!
may God bless the crew
22 mins ago
Come back safe
God save them.
Hope it has landed on water and all are alive,
PLS FIND THEM .GOD PLS SAVE ALL OF THEM . LETS PRAY.
SUSHIL KUMAR LOOMBA
Another Russian junk,why are we risking valuable lives of the braveharts