A major breakthrough was achieved in locating the missing Dornier aircraft after the flight recorder along with the debris of the Indian Coast Guard plane was recovered on Friday.
After an extensive search operation scouring sea and land areas for 33 days, the remains of the ill-fated plane were found off Tamil Nadu coast at a depth of 950 metres.
“The debris were located by ROV Support Vessel, Olympic Canyon, through TX detected by INS Sindhudhwaj,” Principal spokesperson, Ministry of Defence, Sitanshu Kar tweeted.
However, there is no information about the plane’s three crew-members.
The Coast Guard Dornier plane, CG-791, had taken off for a routine maritime surveillance sortie in coastal Tamil Nadu on June 8.
It was believed to have crashed into the sea near the Goa coast and since then was untraceable despite the Coast Guard and the Navy undertaking a massive search operation in the sea and the land areas.