An An-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force en route to Port Blair from Chennai with 29 persons on board went missing over the Bay of Bengal about 30 minutes after it took off from the Tambaram airbase near Chennai. A full-scale search is under way.The aircraft was on a courier flight with service personnel.
Details of how plane went missing
“It was last seen 150 nautical miles due East and suddenly turned sharp left and was seen rapidly losing height from 23,000 feet,” an officer said. The An-32 can remain airborne for a maximum of four and half hours given its fuel capacity. Sources said few possible sites have been identified and assets have been despatched to verify the possible location of the missing aircraft.