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
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