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Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 7:44
Massive operation underway to search for IAF plane
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An Indian Air Force AN32 aircraft with 29 defence personnel has gone missing 150 miles off Chennai earlier in the day, Indian media reported.

The AN-32 aircraft that departed from Tambaram at 0830 hours, Chennai. The last contact with the aircraft was 16 minutes after take-off, defence sources said.

It was carrying service personnel to the strategic islands near the Malacca Straits, where India has a military base.

Indian Coast Guard was the first to launch the search and rescue operation of the missing Indian Air Force aircraft said that the incident happened between 9.14am and 9.23 am.

The 29 people on board the Air Force's workhorse for a long period included six crew members, two of them pilots and one navigator. Besides, there were 11 personnel from the IAF including an officer, two from the Army, one from the Coast Guard and 9 from the navy which included some from its armament depot.

Defence sources said the plane was at about 23,000 feet when the last contact was established.
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