Court of Inquiry finds that the AN-32 crash off Chennai on 22 July was caused due to icing.

Russia-made medium transporter aircraft AN-32–the mainstay workhorse of the Indian Air Force (IAF)–will no longer ferry personnel, or civilians, the Indian Air Force has told the Ministry of Defence. It has also recommended that the entire fleet of AN-32s to be replaced as soon as possible. This follows a Court of Inquiry into the crash … Read more

Ships in search of missing AN-32 Aircraft zero it down to 6 probable locations

Hopes of tracing the missing Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft which went missing with 29 on board on July 22, has brightened with two government ships zeroing in on possible six locations where the wreckage of the plane could be found. Sagar Nidhi, a ship belonging to Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), … Read more

Search operations for Missing AN-32 Aircraft ends,All 29 people on board presumed dead

The Indian Air Force on Thursday informed the families of those onboard the missing Antonov-32 aircraft that they have been presumed dead and that search operations have ended. Joint search and rescue operations, involving the IAF, Indian Navy, and Indian Coast Guard, failed to secure any leads off the Chennai coast, The Indian Express reported. … Read more

Missing AN-32: IAF Aircraft Search Operation in 15 locations

Fifteen probable points, where the debris of the Indian Air Force transport aircraft AN32 that went missing with 29 crew members aboard on July 22, might have been left, have been located by the Geological Survey of India’s research vessel Samudra Ratnakar along with the National Institute of Technology vessel Sagar Nidhi, according to the … Read more

All Aircrafts of Indian Air Force are “ Completely Airworthy” : Manohar Parrikar

Mannohar Parrikar on planer Crash

Following the recent space of accidents in the Indian Air Force (IAF), defence minister Manohar Parrikar clarified in the Parliament that no aircraft that is in operation in the IAF has completed its prescribed life and all the existing fleets have residual life for operational utilization. Stating that every aircraft which is launched is fully … Read more