The wreckage of the missing AN-32 aircraft that went off the radar on June 3 in Arunachal Pradesh has been spotted, confirms Indian Air Force.

The aircraft was carrying 13 passengers from Assam’s Jorhat to a remote base in Arunachal Pradesh which went missing around 12:25 pm, half an hour after it took off.

In a statement on Twitter, Indian Air Force said, “The wreckage of the missing AN-32 was spotted today 16 Kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato, at an approximate elevation of 12000 ft, by the IAF Mi-17 Helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone.”

Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants and establish survivors. Further details will be communicated as the recovery actions progress, IAF further tweeted.

Intense search operations have been going on in the area ever since the AN-32 aircraft went missing last week.

The IAF on Saturday announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone providing information about the location of the AN-32 transport aircraft.