Missing Indian Air Force plane found

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NEW DELHI: The wreckage of an Indian Air Force plan that went missing on June 3 with 13 on board last week has been found in Arunachal Pradesh, local media reported.

The wreckage, found in Payum Circle of Siang district, was spotted by a Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force, at a height of around 12,000 feet, NDTV reported.

The plane was traveling from Jorhat in Assam to a remote military landing strip in Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh when it vanished from the radar around 1 pm.

The Indian Air Force also announced cash reward for credible information that could lead to the recovery of the plane.

“Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants and establish survivors,” the Air Force tweeted.

IAF’s C-130J transport aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets, NAVY P8-I search aircraft and a fleet of IAF and Army helicopters had been searching for the aircraft.

ISRO satellites and unmanned drones were also involved in the search operations.