IAF plane with 29 people on board goes missing

Chennai/New Delhi: A transport plane of the Indian Air Force with 29 people on board went missing today while flying from Chennai to Port Blair.

The AN-32 aircraft took off at 0830 hours from Tambaram in Chennai and the last contact with it was made 16 minutes later, defence sources said.

The aircraft can fly for up to four hours without refuelling.

A massive search operation has been launched by the IAF, Navy and the Coast Guard, sources said.