July 22, 2016 by staff · Comments Off
IAF An-32 Aircraft Missing, A transport plane AN-32 Air Force India has disappeared over the Bay of Bengal at 9:00 a.m. Friday. They are making efforts to locate him.
The plane took off from the base of the Tambaram Air Force at 8:30 am with 29 people aboard, including crew, it was due to land in Port Blair at 11.30 hours at the INS Utkrosh naval AirStation in Port Blair, Air Force sources said.
“An IAF AN-32 plane traveling from Chennai to Port Blair on a flight messaging service personnel were scheduled to arrive at Port Blair at 1130 hours,” defense officials said.
The distance between Chennai and Port Blair is about 750 nautical miles or 1,200 km.
The 29 people on board include six crew (three officers, two pilots and a technician), 11 personnel of the Air Force, two other ranks of the Army, nine members of the Navy, of which eight are civilians Navy and Personal a continuation Official Ranking (POBR) and one of the Coast Guard.