AN-32 crash: Recovery process of bodies still on

New Delhi: Despite bad weather, incessant rains and treacherous terrain in Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is continued with the process of recovering all the bodies of air warriors who were onboard its transport aircraft AN-32.

“Three more mountaineers from civil side were inducted yesterday for rescue mission,” Shillong-based defence PRO Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh said.  

Yesterday, the IAF announced that no one survived in the crash.

On June 3, the aircraft took off from Jorhat Air Force Station in Assam around 12:30 pmfor Menchuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh on a routine mission. The aircraft was suppose to reach at the destination at 1:30pmbut it lost its contact at around 1pm.

After eight days, the IAF’s Mi-17 helicopter spotted the wreckage of the aircraft near Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh.

A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been set up to ascertain the reason of crash. (UNI)

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