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Coast Guard files police complaint on missing aircraft

The Dornier CG-791 aircraft had left the Coast Guard Air Station here on June 8 on surveillance activities along the Tamil Nadu coast and Palk Bay but did not return to the base

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Ten days after its Dornier surveillance aircraft with three officers on board went missing, the Coast Guard filed a formal on the matter today. A senior police official said the complaint was filed with the Airport Police Station here about the missing flight and its three crew members- Deputy Commandants Vidyasagar, Subhash Suresh and M K Soni. He declined to divulge further details. The Dornier CG-791 aircraft had left the Coast Guard Air Station here on June 8 on surveillance activities along the coast and Palk Bay but did not return to the base and has been missing since then. ALSO READ: Search for missing coast guard aircraft Dornier continues Extensive search operations involving ships, helicopters and submarine besides other underwater search equipment have been undertaken since then, with a number of agencies including the Navy, Coast Guard and Coastal Security Group of police involved in them. Still unable to trace the ill-fated aircraft, Coast Guard had yesterday announced its decision to deploy Reliance Industries' vessel, which has the capability of using high resolution cameras with ROV (Remotely Operating Vehicle). ALSO READ: Coast Guard aircraft goes missing near Puducherry coast

First Published: Thu, June 18 2015. 15:28 IST
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