Missing IAF plane: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Chennai to monitor ops

Chennai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday he will monitor the search operations of the AN-32 aircraft that went missing with 29 people on board.

"Reached Tambaram to monitor operations on IAF AN-32 aircraft," Parrikar tweeted upon his arrival at the suburban airforce.

A file photo of Manohar Parrikar. PTI

A file photo of Manohar Parrikar. PTI

The aircraft of the Indian Air Force went missing on Friday over the Bay of Bengal on its way to Port Blair from Chennai, raising concerns over its fate.

A massive search operation has been launched by the IAF, Navy and the Coast Guard for tracking the upgraded plane which made the last radio contact at 0846 hours, 16 minutes after take off from Tambaram air base on Friday.


Updated Date: Jul 23, 2016 13:03 PM

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