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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa reaches Jorhat to review search operations for missing AN-32 aircraft

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BS Dhanoa on Saturday reached the local station to review the ongoing operations for the missing transport aircraft.

The entered the sixth day on Saturday, which was marked by the deployment of helicopters for (SAR) operations.

However, no sighting has been done yet. by other sensors will be carried during the night.

Massive efforts are on to locate transport aircraft with the deploying Navy's aircraft and Global 5000 surveillance aircraft along with NTRO satellites on the fifth day since it went missing over

Apart from these, combat aircraft, special operations aircraft, several choppers, UAVs and even ground troops are carrying out to locate the plane.

The aircraft with 13 IAF personnel onboard went missing on Monday afternoon after taking off from Jorhat. It was headed for Menchuka advanced landing ground in when it lost contact with the ground authorities at 1300 hours.

In a statement on Friday, IAF said that it is in regular touch with the families of the missing air-warriors and all assistance is being provided to them.

"IAF is not sparing any efforts in locating the missing air-warriors. We stand in support of the families in these difficult times," said the in the statement.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 21:01 IST