No Survivors On Ill Fated AN-32 Aircraft, Confirms Indian Air Force After Surveying Crash Site

Swarajya Staff

Jun 13, 2019, 12:57 PM | Updated 12:57 PM IST

AN-32 aircraft of Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC/Twitter)
AN-32 aircraft of Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC/Twitter)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday (13 June) confirmed that none of the 13 airmen on board the ill fated AN-32 crash have survived. The IAF gave the update after its personnel reached the crash site in the morning. The families of all the deceased airmen have been informed.

The wreckage was located by an MI-17 helicopter a few days ago around 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal at an altitude of about 12,000 feet.

The aircraft went missing on 3 June with 13 airmen on board including one Wing Commander, four Flight Lieutenants, one Squadron Leader and seven airmen.

It lost contact after taking off from the Jorhat Air Force base in Assam. It was scheduled to land at the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh, near China border.

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