Mohit Garg, a 27-year-old flight lieutenant from Samana in Patiala, is among the 13 people aboard the AN-32 transport aircraft of the Air Force, which has been missing since Monday afternoon after taking off from a base in Assam.
After hearing the news that the aircraft has been missing, Garg's farther Surinder Garg and uncle Rishi Garg have left for Assam, other family members said here.
The flight lieutenant's brother Ashwani Garg said the family was praying for his safety.
A massive search operation was underway on Tuesday to locate the AN-32.
A fleet of fixed wing aircraft and choppers have been deployed, officials said.