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IAF aircraft that crashed 51 years ago found in Lahaul-Spiti

National   |   Glibs Quick   |   Aug 19, 2019, 11:14 AM

Shimla. The wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft that had gone missing 51 years ago has been found in Dhaka glacier in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

The aircraft AN-12 BL-534] carrying about 100 defence personnel had gone missing over Rohtang Pass on February 7, 1968.

This is not the first time that wreckage of the plane or mortal remains of the personnel on board have been found. However, this time, major portions] including aero engine, fuselage, electric circuits, propeller, fuel tank unit, air brake assembly and a cockpit door of the plane have been found.

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