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Search for missing AN-32 enters fifth day

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Cheni/New Delhi, July 26: An Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 which went missing on July 22 remains untraced despite massive search operations in the Bay of Bengal, the authorities said on Tuesday. “There is no trace of the aircraft and the search is still on,” a Coast Guard official said. The vy, Coast Guard and IAF are searching for the plane or its debris. The plane with 29 people on board went missing shortly after taking off from Cheni for Port Blair. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is using its Radar Imaging Satellite to detect any floating debris. The IAF has not divulged the mes of the 29 passengers. IAF spokesperson Anupam Banerjee declined to comment on the cargo on the plane. “It is not possible to share such information,” Banerjee said. Meanwhile, in the Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said every small lead was being followed in a bid to trace the missing AN-32. “There were four to five links noticed. We are trying to find out whether they are misleading or they have some meaning... “We have used satellite imagery. (IANS)

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