IAF finds no survivors at AN-32 crash site, families of 13 personnel informed

A 15-member team of rescuers was airlifted on Wednesday, 12 June, near the crash site to look for possible survivors, but difficult terrain and inclement weather hampered their progress.

Written by June 13, 2019 12:44

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Thursday, 13 June said that there were no survivors at the crash site of the IAF AN-32 aircraft, located 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh.

All 13 bodies and black box of the AN-32 transport aircraft has been recovered. Choppers would be used to ferry the bodies from the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh.

Air-Warriors who lost their life

Rescuers was airlifted on Wednesday

A 15-member team of rescuers was airlifted on Wednesday, 12 June, near the crash site to look for possible survivors, but difficult terrain and inclement weather hampered their progress.

Wreckage of missing IAF AN-32 plane found

After an extensive search for eight days, the IAF managed to locate the wreckage 16 kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an altitude of 12,000 feet.

The aircraft had been missing since June 3 after taking off from Jorhat air base in Assam to Menchuka advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh with 13 persons on board.