The wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft, which went missing, was located on Tuesday.
“The wreckage of the aircraft was spotted today 16 Kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an approximate elevation of 12000 ft by the IAF Mi-17 Helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone,” IAF said in a statement.
The AN-32 with 13 personnel went airborne from Jorhat in Assam at 1227 hrs on June 03 for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh but lost contact around 1300hrs.
The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft with 13 people on board lost contact on Monday afternoon after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Mechuka advanced landing ground near the border with China.
The IAF on Saturday announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone providing information about the location of the AN-32 transport aircraft.
The Russian-origin AN-32 transport aircraft took off from Assam's Jorhat at 12.27 pm last Monday for the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Shi-Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh.