Indian military craft crashed with 8 crew members and 5 armed personals

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Assam (Web Desk) An Indian military aircraft, which went missing on Monday, has crashed and the wreckage of the Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 aircraft was spotted by the helicopter search and rescue team, Indian media reported. 

The transport aircraft crashed after it lost contact following take off from Jorhat in Assam. It was carrying eight crew members and five armed forces personnel. 

Earlier, sources said an AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is missing after it departed on Monday from Jorhat at 12:25 pm local time for the Mechuka Advance Landing Ground.

An IAF official said that all available resources have been employed to identify the location of the missing jet.

According to media reports, the Indian military het last contacted ground agencies at 13:00 pm. No contact with the plane has been established since then.

“Since the aircraft did not reach the airfield, overdue action was initiated,” according to the Indian air force official.

It may be noted here that Mechuka is situated along the India-China border.

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