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Coast Guard Dornier aircraft with 3 personnel goes missing

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on June 09, 2015

A Coast Guard Dornier aircraft CG 791 deployed for surveillance along the Tamil Nadu ‎coast and the Park Bay has been missing since last night.

The aircraft left the Coast Guard air station, Chennai last evening but failed to return to base. The last contact with the aircraft was around 9 pm, says a press release from the Coast Guard.

The Tiruchirappalli radar tracked the aircraft till 2123 hr at 95 nautical miles south off Chennai (off Karaikal), says the release.

A massive search and rescue operation has been launched by both the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy.

Five coast guard ships, four Naval ships‎ and long range maritime surveillance aircraft P81 are involved in the search and rescue operation, the release said.

Published on June 09, 2015
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