Search operation enters 6th day but still no trace of missing Indian Air Force planeChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 9, 2019
Intensive search operations to locate the missing Indian Air Force's (IAF) 'AN-32' transport aircraft entered sixth day on Saturday, but no breakthrough could be achieved so far.
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IAF sources said that search continued throughout Friday for the missing AN-32. Indian Navy's aircraft 'P8i', IAF's 'C-130' aircraft, 'Mi-17', ALH and Cheetah helicopters and Indian Army's ALH helicopter undertook search missions. More than 150 hours have been flown in search of the missing AN-32, they added.
"The IAF is not sparing any efforts in locating the missing air-warriors. We stand in support of the families in these difficult times," tweeted the IAF.
The IAF is also said to be in regular touch with families of those missing. "All possible assistance is being provided to them. Some family members met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on June 6 and were briefed about the search efforts," another IAF tweet stated. ■