Operations continued for the fifth day with helicopters, transport aircraft, UAVs and other sensors involved in extensive search and rescue whenever the weather permits.
ven as P8i of the Indian Navy undertook a search mission from Tamil Nadu’s Arakonnam on Friday morning, there has been no breakthrough in the search of the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) that went missing with 13 persons on board.
Operations continued for the fifth day with helicopters, transport aircraft, UAVs and other sensors involved in extensive search and rescue whenever the weather permits. The search area continued to expand to look at all possibilities.
All electronics, radar, optical and infrared sensors including satellites are being employed to scan the area for any probable clues.
The Army, police, state government, paramilitary forces and local people have been lending crucial support in the search operations.
The Army search parties have been in the area for over two days, going through thick forests trying to locate the aircraft. A senior air staff officer of the Eastern Air Command has been coordinating and supervising search operations in Arunachal Pradesh’s Along.
The IAF is not sparing any efforts in locating the missing air warriors.
The IAF has also been in regular contact with the families of missing air warriors.
All possible assistance is being provided to the families. Some family members met Hon’ble RM on June 6 and they were briefed about the search efforts. AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal RD Mathur had earlier met the families of missing air warriors in Assam’s Jorhat.