Wednesday, October 23

Wreckage of missing plane found

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GUWAHATI, India: An Indian air force helicopter yesterday spotted wreckage of a military plane that went missing last week in remote mountains bordering China and authorities were trying to determine the fate of the 13 people on board.

The wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft, which is typically used for transport, was spotted about 16 km (10 miles) north of Lipo village in Arunachal Pradesh state, the air force said on Twitter.

“Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants & establish survivors,” the air force said.

The plane disappeared from radar on June 3 shortly after it took off from Jorhat town in eastern Assam state for Menchuka in Arunachal Pradesh. Eight crew and five passengers were on board. The wreckage is close to the spot where the plane disappeared from the radar, a district official in Arunachal Pradesh said. — Reuters