Missing Dornier aircraft: My prayers are with families of 'brave crew', tweets Rahul Gandhi

Even as the hunt for the missing Indian Coast Guard's (ICG) Dornier aircraft continues nearly a month after it went missing, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that his prayers are with the families of the missing crew members.

Updated: Jul 08, 2015, 20:11 PM IST
Missing Dornier aircraft: My prayers are with families of 'brave crew', tweets Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Even as the hunt for the missing Indian Coast Guard's (ICG) Dornier aircraft continues nearly a month after it went missing, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that his prayers were with the families of the missing crew members.

“One month on still no trace of missing #ICGDornier &its brave crew.My prayers are with the families:Rahul Gandhi @deepa_subash @soni_amruta,” the official Twitter account of the Office of Rahul Gandhi posted.

With no clue emerging about the whereabouts of the missing Coast Guard aircraft and its three personnel onboard, the father of one of the officers has written an 'open' letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying they are "dying every second" and longing to get some bit of news about these men.

The parents of Deputy Commandant Manoj K Soni (Navigator of the aircraft), who were till now in Chennai with their daughter-in-law, are now camping in Delhi to urge the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister and other senior functionaries to seek international help in getting a clue about their son and his two colleagues.

The Coast Guard Dornier plane, CG-791, had taken off for a routine maritime surveillance sortie in coastal Tamil Nadu on June 8 and since then has been untraceable despite the CG and the Navy undertaking a massive search operation in the sea and the land areas.

(With PTI Inputs)