Massive rescue Ops underway as IAF flight AN-32 goes missing

| Friday, July 22, 2016 - 19:01
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New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane bound for Port Blair from Chennai went missing on Friday with 29 people onboard. The aircraft had Service Personnel onboard. 

It is said that the plane went off radio contact after 9 in the morning. At 8:30 AM, when the plane lifted off of the coast of Port Blair, the plane was still in touch with the Indian Air Force base in Chennai. It was expected to reach the coastal region around 11:30 AM. 

The plane, a model AN-32, went off the radar soon after its take off.
Sources reported that 29 people have been missing, out of which 6 are crew members inside the flight. It is being said that the plane had 4 hours of fuel left. 
A full scale search and rescue operation has been launched to locate IAF AN-32 aircraft in Bay of Bengal. 12 Indian Navy ships INS Rajput, INS Ranvijay, INS Kamorta, INS Kirch, INS Karmukh, INS Kora, INS Kuthar, INS Shakti, INS Jyoti, INS Gharial and INS Sukanya have reportedly joined the SAR team in the Bay of the Bengal. Also, a couple of aircarafts named 'P8 I' and 'Dornier' have been deployed for search of the missing flight.

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Re-Missing IAF Flight which carried snags earlier as well.

Chandran Peechulli "Prevention is better than cure" Have been writing in the News Columns earlier from time to time, that Air-worthiness and Sea-Worthiness be dealt on the top priority basis without compromising the routine checks/inspections, periodical and preventive maintenance, as none will come to rescue while in service,.in the AIR or on the deep SEAS. By virtue of my service on the deep seas in Merchant Navy, it is seen the management asking us ( Chief / Marine Engineers afloat on M N vessels, to compromise on maintenance considering on chartered vessels for quick turnaround, and for cutting cost etc. by fulfilling the documentation of maintenance work as done. Though accidents and many incidents out on the deep seas are to be reported but not encouraged for many reasons in the Shipping Company's management angle, though the ship management rests on the Captain and the Chief Engineer for sea-worthiness. If the same continues to be not on records and going unnoticed such incidents are bound to happen. Surveys conducted on-board from time t time are also compromised by pleasing the Surveyors by the Company than incurring the down-time of the ship's productive sailing time. After a grave incident happens the Management whether civil or government try to only cover-up the technical or administrative lapses. One should learn to follow some professional ethics while on duty very religiously. Now please look back the value of time and money lost in the search operations and the invaluable souls lost, who are bread-winners to their families.

help in searching operation

According to getting news flight fly about 4hrs15min but after 16min radar signal get break and search operation is bigging from that place and A32 speed is max 450km/hrs so. I think pilot try to reconnect the signal in that 4hrs so according to math calculation flight may be fly approx 1600km aftee that search operation also started from not 1600 but 1000km.

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