Accident Antonov An-32 K2743,
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Date:Friday 22 July 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-32
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: K2743
MSN: 0809 ?
Year of manufacture:1986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:ca 310 km E off Chennai [Bay of Bengal] -   Indian Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tambaram Air Force Station (VOTX)
Destination airport:Port Blair-Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ/VOPB)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An Antonov 32 transport plane of the Indian Air Force went missing over the Bay of Bengal during a flight from Tambaram Air Base near Chennai to Port Blair on South Andaman Island, India.
The aircraft took off from Tambaram at 08:30 and was expected to arrive at Port Blair at 11:30. The aircraft was last detected on radar 151 nautical miles (280 km) east of Chennai, making a left turn with a rapid loss of height from 23,000 ft, according to the Defence Ministry.

In 2023, the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) deployed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with deep sea exploration capability at the last known location of the missing An-32. The search was conducted at a depth of 3400 m and was able to locate debris of a crashed aircraft on the sea bed approximately, 140 nautical miles (approx. 310 Km) from the Chennai coast. This debris was determined to have been from K2743.


The Hindu
DNA India


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12-Jan-2024 10:52 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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