All 13 bodies and the black box of the AN-32 transport aircraft recovered. Choppers would be used to ferry the bodies from the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has informed today that there are “no survivors” from the An-32 Transport Aircraft, that crashed on June 03 in Arunachal Pradesh, after searching the wreckage that was found on June 11.
Those air personnel who lost their lives in the crash are:
- Wing Commander GM Charles,
- Squadron Leader H Vinod,
- Flight Lieutenant R Thapa,
- Flight Lieutenant A Tanwar,
- Flight Lieutenant S Mohanty,
- Flight Lieutenant MK Garg,
- Warrant officer KK Mishra,
- Sergeant Anoop Kumar,
- Corporal Sherin,
- Leading Aircraftsman SK Singh,
- Leading Aircraftsman Pankaj,
- Non combatants enrolled (NCs(E)) Putali
- Non combatants enrolled (NCs(E)) Rajesh Kumar.
Taking to their official twitter handle, IAF has expressed their condolences towards the families of those who lost their lives in the crash.
The Aircraft had gone missing on June 03 around 1 pm during a flight from Assam’s Jorhat to Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh, which is a military landing strip.
The wreckage of the missing An-32 was found 15-20 kilometres north of the flight path, which was spotted from a height of 12000 ft by the IAF’s Mi-17 Helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone.