Bhubaneswar: Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty from Ganjam of Odisha is among the 13 Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board AN-32 transport aircraft, which went missing near the China border on June 3.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft carrying 13 people went missing at around 1 pm on Monday, after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Arunachal’s Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).
Among the officers, four were Flight Lieutenant M Garg, Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty, Flight Lieutenant Tanwwar and Flight Lieutenant Thapa, one was Wing Commander Charles and the other Squadron Leader Vinod.
The seven airmen were Anoop, Sharin, KK Mishra, Pankaj, SK Singh, Rajesh Kumar and Putali.
Efforts are on to locate the missing plane.
A ground team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) also joined the IAF’s rescue efforts on Tuesday morning.
IAF officers are also in touch with the families of the 13 people who were on board the AN-32 aircraft.