14 killed in missing IAF plane crash

14 killed in missing IAF plane crash
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First Published: Wed, Jun 10 2009. 06 20 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jun 10 2009. 06 20 PM IST
Guwahati: An Indian Air Force transport plane crashed near the disputed Chinese border in the remote northeast, killing all 14 on board, officials said on Wednesday.
The aircraft went missing in bad weather and poor visibility in the densely forested mountains of Arunachal Pradesh state on Tuesday.
“The aircraft has crashed,” Amzad Tak, a senior state official told Reuters. “The army has found all the 14 bodies.”
The plane was on a routine sortie to supply food, medicines and other essential items to troops guarding the frontier in remote, inaccessible areas.
Villagers near the crash site told police they heard a loud sound and saw a fireball and other objects falling from the sky.
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First Published: Wed, Jun 10 2009. 06 20 PM IST
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