Hunt Begins for Survivors as Rescuers Flown to AN-32 Aircraft Crash Site in Arunachal Pradesh


A team of personnel from Indian Air Force, Army and some civil mountaineers were on Wednesday airlifted to a location close to the crash site of an AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal to look for possible survivors, officials said.

The wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force was spotted on Tuesday in a heavily forested mountainous terrain by an IAF Mi-17 helicopter, eight days after it went missing with 13 people on board.

“A team comprising personnel from IAF, Army and civil mountaineers have been airlifted to a location close to the crash site,” a spokesperson of the IAF said. Another official said the rescue team will look for possible survivors.

The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft was going from Jorhat in Assam to Menchuka advanced landing ground near the border with China on June 3 when it lost contact with ground staff at 1 pm, within 33 minutes of taking off. Read More

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