Itanagar, June 11, 2019:
Official sources have finally confirmed that the wreckage of the Indian Air Force’s missing AM-32 has been spotted at the Tato Circle Gatte village at Payum in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district. The aircraft had gone missing after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat on June 3.
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Shi Yomi DC has also informed that the wreckage has been spotted at last after extensive search and rescue operations ever since the IAF aircraft went missing on June 3. On that very day at 6:00 pm approx, Inside Northeast had informed that the aircraft had been spotted near Payum in West Siang district.
After many days of searching and trying to locate the aircraft, the official sources have finally admitted that it is at Payum.
The wreckage of the missing #An32 was spotted today 16 Kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an approximate elevation of 12000 ft by the #IAF Mi-17 Helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone..
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) June 11, 2019
But back on June 3, the day when the ill-fated aircraft had gone missing, Air Force officials had denied reports that the aircraft was spotted at Payum. But, Inside Northeast‘s sources turned out to be true and Inside Northeast was first to report that the plane had crashed at Payum. Had the officials heeded Inside Northeast’s report, they need not have declared a sum of Rs. 5 lakh for information on the missing aircraft.
The IAF took one week to locate the missing aircraft whereas, Inside Northeast filed the report on the location of the missing aircraft the same day of the incident.
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