Submarine joins search for Dornier Aircraft


New Delhi: Search in on for the Dornier aircraft which went missing off the Tamil Nadu coast on Monday. A submarine of the Indian Navy has joined the search operation off the coast of Chidambaram, about 200 kms south of Chennai.

The submarine’s entry into the search operations comes after a Navy ship picked up beacon signals from what is likely to be from the aircraft, which went missing with three crew members on board.

A Defence Ministry statement said, “INS Sandhyak undertaking sub-surface search, detected intermittent transmission of 37.5 Khz, likely to be from the Sonar Locator Beacon (SLB) of the missing aircraft.”

The Dornier took off on Monday evening from Chennai on a routine surveillance flight which was last tracked 16 kilometres east off the coast by radar in Trichy.

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