Wreckage of IAF’s missing AN-32 plane found in Arunachal Pradesh

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Wreckage of IAF's missing AN-32 plane found in Arunachal PradeshEight days after the Indian Air Force AN-32 transport plane with 13 IAF personnel onboard went missing, IAF today said the wreckage of the plane was spotted in Lipo locality of Arunachal Pradesh.

"The wreckage of the missing AN-32 was spotted today 16 Kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an approximate elevation of 12,000 ft by the IAF Mi-17 Helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone," IAF tweeted.

However, IAF didn't share the status of any survivor on the plane. " Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants & establish survivors. Further details will be communicated as the recovery actions progress."

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— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) 1560247391000

The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft had taken off from Assam's Jorhat on June 3 and was headed for Mechuka Advance Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh when it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1300 hours.

Su-30MKI jets, C-130J special operations aircraft, several choppers along with ground troops were deployed to locate the plane. ISRO satellites and Indian Navy's P-8I aircraft have also been pressed into action.