A Dornier aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard with three crew members on-board went missing on Monday from Chennai.
“The aircraft took off from Chennai at 5:30 pm on Monday and lost contact at around 10 pm in Tiruchirappalli,” aviation sources told a news agency.
Sitanshu Kumar, Ministry of Defence spokesperson tweeted that the aircraft was being flown by a highly experienced crew.
The missing Dornier a/c was the latest induction in ICG, in 2014, and was being flown by highly experienced crew.
— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) June 9, 2015
The search operations are underway and more information about the same is awaited.