news Friday, July 10, 2015 - 05:30
  After a 33 day search by the Indian Coast Guard and other agencies, the debris of the Dornier aircraft CG791 with the three officers - pilot Deputy Commandant Vidyasagar, navigator Deputy Commandant MK Soni and co-pilot Deputy Commandant Subash Suresh - which went down by the coast of Tamil Nadu on June 8 has been found. Speaking to The News Minute, SP Sharma, IG Coast Guard, said that the aircraft has been localised and certain parts of it have been retrieved. He added that the debris was found in the same region where the search operation was going on. Officials conducting the search operation say that the flight data recorder was also among the parts of the aircraft which were found and the debris was found at a depth of about 950 metres. Media reports suggest that the debris was found 14 nautical miles off the Tamil Nadu coast. There is however no official confirmation on this. #ICGDornier: Here is the photo of the undercarriage of the crashed aircraft located in Bay of Bengal (MoD) — ET Defence (@ETDefence) July 10, 2015   The flight data recorder of missing Dornier that was recovered today from a depth of 950m. — Manu Pubby (@manupubby) July 10, 2015 The principal spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) Sitanshu Kar has tweeted that the debris was located by Reliance owned Remote Operating Vessel Olympic Canyon and INS Sindhudhwaj. #ICGDornier Debris located by ROV Support Vessel, Olympic Canyon, thru TX detected by INS Sindhudhwaj. — Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) July 10, 2015 According to media reports, the Indian Navy (IN) has said that the aircraft was located after sustained efforts by the ICG, IN, Fisheries department, NIOT, ISRO, IAF and fisherfolk. Reports also state that the flight data recorder of the aircraft was found off Chidambaram-Cuddalore along the Tamil Nadu coastline. Read the full text of the statement released by the MoD here. Full Text of MoD release The family of Deputy Commandant MK Soni says that they have not received any official communication from the Coast Guard yet and are hopeful that the bodies will also be found soon. Sources in the Coast Guard say that they will now be able to find other parts of the aircraft and the bodies of the three officers soon. Read details of the air crash here and the more recent developments here. Why is it taking so much time to find the crashed Dornier aircraft? - See more at: Why is it taking so much time to find the crashed Dornier aircraft? - See more at:
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