Air Force An-32 transport plane missing after taking off from Assam, search ops to continue overnight


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An Indian Air Force transport aircraft has gone missing after taking off from an airbase in Assam. The last contact with the aircraft -- an Antonov An-32 military transport aircraft -- was at around 1pm today. 13 people were onboard the plane, including eight crew members and five passengers.

The Indian Air Force has deployed all available resources, including Sukhoi Su-30 combat fighter jets and C-130 Hercules special operations aircraft, to locate the aircraft.

Troops in the ground too have fanned out to hunt for the missing An-32.

In a tweet posted a few hours after the An-32 went missing, the Indian Air Force said that search operations for the missing plane will continue into the night.

The Air Force said some reports were recieved of the sighting of a possible crash site. However, those reports did not turn out to be true.

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