Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-07-25 21:50 Bengaluru: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday said there had been no contact with the AN-32 aircraft which vanished on a scheduled courier sortie from Tambaram, Chennai, to Port Blair. "Radar contact with the aircraft was lost when the aircraft was east of Chennai at an approximate distance of 270 km. Since then there has been no contact with the aircraft. Extensive operations have been launched to search for the missing aircraft and personnel," said Raha, adding that it was "very unfortunate" that the aircraft had not been found. "It is a very difficult moment for all of us and we share the concerns of the distraught family members. IAF authorities are in constant touch with the family members of the missing personnel and they are being regularly updated about the efforts being made to trace the missing aircraft and personnel," he said."No effort will be spared to locate them,” said the air chief marshal.