Air Force plane crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

June 9th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Shillong, June 9 (ANI): An Air Force transport plane with at least 14 people on board crashed on Tuesday in Arunachal Pradesh.

Two helicopters have been sent to find out the debris of the plane.

According to sources, IAF AN-32 aircraft with eight IAF personnel and six civilians took off from Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh and went missing shortly after. It was expected to reach Tawang area.

The AN-32 plane had flown from Dibrugarh in Assam to Mechuka in Arunachal from where it took off again with the civilians for Jorhat at around 2 pm, after which the aircraft went missing, said IAF spokesman Wing Commander P Sahu.

Authorities have issued orders for conducting an investigation into the tragic incident. (ANI)

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