Chennai: An Indian Air Force's AN 32 transport plane today went missing with 29 people on board, including six crew members, while it was on its way from near Chennai to Port Blair, home to tri-service command. A massive search and rescue operation has been launched by the IAF, Navy and the Coast Guard, deploying five aircraft and 13 ships for tracking the plane which made the last radio contact at 8.46 AM, 16 minutes after take off from Tambaram air base. The 29 people on board the Air Force's workhorse for a long period included two pilots, a navigator besides personnel from the Navy and the Army.
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