Missing IAF AN-32: Possible debris found off Chennai coast, yet to be confirmed

Nearly a month after Air Force’s transport aircraft AN-32 went missing with 29 crew on July 22, a breakthrough is here.

Published: 22nd August 2016 12:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2016 12:29 PM   |  A+A-

Exactly a month after Indian Air Force’s transport aircraft AN-32 went missing with 29 crew on July 22, a breakthrough is here.

According to reports by Deccan Herald,  GSI vessel Samudra Ratnakar that was deployed for deep water exploration, has traced some debris at a depth of about 3,000 meters, 160 nautical miles off Chennai coast.

A senior Coast Guard on anonymity was quoted telling Deccan Herald, “we suspect that the objects might be the parts of AN-32 aircraft, which might have crashed in the sea.”

He also said search around the location of the debris has been intensified with more Navy ships scouring the area for further clues to the missing aircraft. The official said the objects will be recovered and sent for lab testing in a couple of days to ascertain if they belong to the missing AN-32.

Further details are awaited.

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