An-32 aircraft wreckage: Rescue teams face inclement weather, to camp overnight in Arunachal jungles near crash site


Ground teams airdropped near the An-32 aircraft wreckage site at 12,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh will camp close to the location carrying out search operations in the area. The rescue teams hope to identify the 13 Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel who were onboard the An-32 aircraft that went missing more than a week ago.

Sources said a team of 15 men including IAF personnel, army troops and local mountaineers was air dropped on the wreckage site of the IAF An-32 aircraft on Wednesday morning. 15 mountaineers have been inducted by Mi-17s and ALH helicopters with all equipment. They are yet to reach the crash site due to inclement weather and rough terrain.

The team will be camping overnight due to difficult terrain and weather and will close in on the crash site tomorrow. Of the 15 men rescue team, nine are from the IAF mountaineering team, four are from the Army and two are civilian mountaineers. Read More

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