On Monday the An-32 took off from Assam’s jorhat at 12:27 pm with 13 people on board for Mechuka advance landing ground in a Arunachal Pradesh’s shi-yomi district bording china. The aircraft lost contact with the ground staff at 1:30 pm. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) satellites CARTOSAT and RISAT are also taking image.
Three search parties including one from Shi-yomi district one from the army and one from the Army were trekking to various locations to look for the aircraft. The IAF resumed their search & rescue operation with Mi-17s and ALH helicopter to trace the Russian aircraft AN-32.
Meanwhile, a joint effort by police were taken Army & Indian Air Force (iAF) is in search of crashed location.
Air officer commanding in chief, eastern Air command, Air marshal RD Mathur is monitoring the search & rescue operation, He met the families of IAF personnel.
Itanagar tribal villagers had seen a black smoke coming from mountains towards molo village in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.