Itanagar: While the search for the missing AN-32 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(s) credible information leading to the ill-fated aircraft.
Anyone with any information, whatsoever, may contact the Indian Air Force (IAF) on the following numbers:
*+91-9436499477, 9402077267, 9402132477
Meanwhile, the 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.
The AN-32 aircraft took off from Jorhat in Assam around 12.25 pm on June 3 and was flying to the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh’s Shi Yomi district when it went missing near Aalo around 1 pm. It was carrying 13 passengers on board.
Immediately thereafter, the IAF deployed all available resources, including Sukhoi Su-30 combat fighter jets and C-130J Hercules special operations aircraft to locate the missing aircraft. Troops on ground too were fanned out to hunt for the missing plane.