New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday airlifted the mortal remains of all 13 air warriors who were died in transport aircraft AN-32 crash on a mountain slope in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3, to Jorhat air force station in Assam. On Friday, the remains will be flown to Delhi and thereafter to their hometown, where funeral as per service customs will be carried out.
Expressing grief over the incident, the IAF said, “Indian Air Force stands with the families and next-of-kin of all the air-warriors who lost their life in the line of duty.”
The IAF thanked Indian Army, Indian Navy, NTRO, State administration and civil population for their unstinted support during search and rescue operations, an IAF spokesperson said.
On June 3, An-32 aircraft which took off from Jorhat Air Force Station went missing with 13 air-warriors onboard.
On June 11, the wreckage of the missing An-32 aircraft was found on a mountain slope in Arunachal Pradesh and all air-warriors died in the crash.