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IAF AN-32 went missing on Friday. Image Source:
  • A Coast Guard official told IANS that there was sightings of any aircraft debris in the Bay of Bengal by the search team
  • The aircraft, an upgraded AN-32 belonging to 33 Squadron, took off from Tambaram Air Force Station in Chennai at 8.30 a.m., and was expected to land at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 11.30 a.m., officials said, describing it as a “routine sortie”
  • The incident comes a year after a Coast Guard Dornier aircraft with three crew members on board for a routine surveillance flight went missing

With no sightings of any debris in the Bay of Bengal, search for the AN-32 aircraft with 29 people on board that went missing on Friday morning, continued on Saturday said an official of Indian Air Force (IAF).

“The search is going on. If there is any substantial development it will be made known,” Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee, Public Relations Officer for IAF told IANS over phone from New Delhi on Saturday, July 23.

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