Black box of ill-fated AN-32 plane, bodies of 13 Indian Air Force personnel retrieved from Arunachal crash site

Bodies of all 13 IAF personnel aboard the ill-fated AN-32 were retrieved along with the black box by a team of mountaineers from the Arunachal Pradesh crash site on Thursday

Asian News International June 13, 2019 19:13:26 IST
Black box of ill-fated AN-32 plane, bodies of 13 Indian Air Force personnel retrieved from Arunachal crash site
  • Bodies of all the 13 Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board the ill-fated AN-32 transport aircraft were retrieved on Thursday from the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh, IAF said

  • The black box of the plane was also recovered by a team of mountaineers that was sent to the site early this morning, it said

  • The aircraft went missing on 3 June after taking off from Assam's Jorhat. It was headed towards Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: Bodies of all the 13 Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board the ill-fated AN-32 transport aircraft were retrieved on Thursday from the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh, IAF said.

Black box of illfated AN32 plane bodies of 13 Indian Air Force personnel retrieved from Arunachal crash site

File photo of AN-32 crash site. ANI

The black box of the plane was also recovered by a team of mountaineers that was sent to the site early this morning, it said.

Helicopters would be used to ferry the bodies from the area. The team comprised eight mountaineers.

The 13 IAF personnel have been identified as W/C GM Charles, S/L H Vinod, F/L R Thapa, F/L A Tanwar, F/L S Mohanty, F/L MK Garg, WO KK Mishra, Sgt Anoop Kumar, Cpl Sherin, LAC SK Singh, LAC Pankaj, NC(E) Putali & NC(E) Rajesh Kumar.

The aircraft went missing on 3 June after taking off from Assam's Jorhat. It was headed towards Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh when it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1 pm.

On Wednesday, Air Force sources had said that the view of the pilots could have been obscured by clouds causing the crash.

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