Breakthrough in hunt for missing IAF AN-32?

| Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:46
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New Delhi: As per current reports on the missing IAF AN-32, some floating object was sighted in the waters of Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, 27 July. The authorities are trying to ascertain if the object is indeed from the ill fated aircraft.
On July 22, Indian Air Force plane AN-32 went missing while on its way to Port Blair from Chennai with 29 people onboard including 6 crew members.  The plane took off from the Tambaram Air Force base in Chennai and was carrying service personnel of the Naval Armament Depot( NAD).
The plane took off from Chennai at around 8:30 AM and lost radio contact with the Indian Air Force at about 9 AM in the morning.  
Though it has been 6 days since the IAF aircraft went missing, search operations continue. 
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday had described the AN-32 as one of the safest aircraft with the IAF and said all available resources were being used to find the missing plane.


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