IAF announces Rs 5 lakh award for information about missing An-32 aircraft

The An-32 aircraft took off from Jorhat at 12.27 pm for the Menchuka advance landing ground and its last contact with the ground control was at 1 pm. (Reuters/File)

With no headway in the search operation, the Indian Air Force Saturday announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for any credible information on the location of An-32 aircraft, which went missing with 13 people on board earlier this week.

“While the search for the missing aircraft is on, Air Marshal RD Mathur, AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command, has announced a cash award of Rs 5 Lakh for the person(s) or group who provide credible information leading to the finding of the aircraft,” a statement released by Wing Commander and Defence Public Relations Officer in Shillong, Ratnakar Singh said.

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Providing further details, the statement said, “Finder may contact Air Force on the following numbers- Landline: 0378-3222164. Mobile: 9436499477 / 9402077267 / 9402132477.”

IAF is using all its assets and taking help of the Army, Arunachal Pradesh civil authorities and other national agencies to locate the missing aircraft,” it added.

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On Monday, the AN-32 aircraft took off from Jorhat at 12.27 pm for the Menchuka advance landing ground and its last contact with the ground control was at 1 pm. A total of…

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