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Defence Minister to monitor search operations for missing IAF's AN-32

Parrikar will visit Chennai Saturday; search to continue 24x7 for missing aircraft, 29 persons on board

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit Chennai Saturday to monitor the search operations for missing Indian Air Force (IAF's) aircraft AN-32. The plane, which had 29 people on board, went missing Friday morning while flying from Chennai to Port Blair. Those on board included six crew members.

Officials said it was a “courier flight" with service personnel on board. One of those in the missing aircraft is Flight Lt Deepika, a lady officer of the IAF. She was on her way to Port Blair to join her husband who is a Coast Guard officer, says a media report. The aircraft ...

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First Published: Sat, July 23 2016. 10:44 IST