India continues search for air force plane lost near China

Indian authorities are continuing to search for an air force plane that went missing on Monday near the border with China

NEW DELHI -- Indian authorities are continuing to search for an air force plane that went missing on Monday near the border with China.

Officials say the AN-32 plane was scheduled to land at 1:30 p.m. Monday at a high-altitude airstrip in Mechuka, a small town in the state of Arunachal Pradesh about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the India-China border.

Arunachal Pradesh administrator Swatika Sachan says the plane last had contact with the ground at 1 p.m.