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Missing AN-32 found in ruins
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New Delhi, June 12 -- The week-long search for the AN-32 transport aircraft that went missing somewhere in the hills and forest of Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 yielded result on Tuesday when an IAF Mi-17 helicopter spotted its wreckage at the height of 12,000 feet, 16 km north of Lipo, north-east of Tato. So far there is no word on the fate of six officers, five airmen and two non-combatant aboard the ill-fated plane.
Efforts are now on to find the survivors, but it may take a day or two more before the ground troops reach the site located in dense forests and mountainous terrain.
The plane had taken off from Jorhat in Assam for Mechuka advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 at12.25 pm and was supposed to land at Mechuka,...
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