Monday, July 31, 2017

Missing Plane For Monday Mystery...!

We haven't had a good mystery involving an aircraft in a while, so I figured it was about time.

The strangest part of this mystery is that it led to one of the largest searches in history, yet no sign of wreckage or bodies was ever found. Keep in mind that this was only last year, so modern tools could have been used.

2016 Indian Air Force Disappearance

Photo credit: Zee News

On July 22, 2016, an Antonov An-32 twin-engine transport aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force disappeared while flying over the Bay of Bengal. There were 29 people on board at the time: 23 passengers and six crew members.

Radar contact was lost at 9:12 AM, and the ensuing search and rescue operation would become the largest in Indian history. Sixteen ships, a submarine, and six aircraft were deployed to aid in the search in and around the Bay of Bengal. On September 15, 2016, the mission was called off, and all aboard were presumed dead.

Now for a plane, especially a military craft, to disappear that completely in this day and age is almost unheard of. Certainly seems a tad mysterious to me, but what do I know?

Coffee out on the patio this morning, where it is supposed to be a little cooler.


linda m said...

Sounds very familiar - just like that Malaysian flight that was lost and never found. I always feel bad for the relatives s they never get any closure. Beautiful day here today, guess I;ll mow the lawn.

Sixbears said...

It's big out there on the water. Civilian craft go missing all the time, but a large military aircraft?

Got the coffee on the stove and it just isn't perking fast enough for me this morning. :)

Momlady said...

Wonder if it was commandeered and hidden? Who knows? Maybe aliens got it. Sad for the families.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Very similar indeed. Don't overdo it on the lawn.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Sixbears...
I hate it when I have to wait for the coffee to make. Like they say, a watched pot never boils. Kinda strange, don't you think?
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Momlady...
Guess we will never really know.
Thanks for the visit this morning!

JO said...

I say it was hijacked so many counties doing crazy things these days. But yes sad for the families.

See you all on the patio, it is still so terrible here with really high humidity

Rob said...
We looked & looked & looked.. You can see Molokai from Oahu!

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Each time I hear of one of these I am reminded of cousin Clifford's plane just off the California coast. But, at least he was a Navy test pilot.
Yep, cooler - feels good!