In an plane crash that decimated the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force on 3rd June 2019, 13 personnel of the IAF are pronounced dead. The aircraft carried thirteen personnel from the IAF and it crashed on the barren lands near Arunachal Pradesh on 3 June.
The Indian Air Force made a statement wherein they confirmed that no survivors have been recovered. They said, “IAF is sad to inform that there are no survivors from the crash of AN-32”.
The Storify News Times Agency revealed that the bodies of the fallen officers have been recovered and that the black box of the aircraft has also been recovered from the scene. A team of eight members from the rescue team reached the crashing site on Thursday and started searching for the signs of survival. However, none were found and it was later revealed officially by the Air Force that all the personnel died.
In an official statement, the IAF said that IAF pays tribute to the brave Air-warriors who lost their life during the AN-32 crash on 3 Jun 2019 and stands by with the families of the victims. May their soul rest in peace.
The leftovers of the aircraft were found near Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. The plane carrying 13 personnel was a Russian made aircraft heading to Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Shi-Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh from Jorhat, Assam. The aircraft went missing from the radar 33 minutes after it took off at 12:27 am on 3rd June 2019.
The IAF announced a reward of 5 lakh rupees on 8th of June for anyone who would provide the information about the missing AN-32 aircraft. The Indian Air Force thought it necessary to let the civilians find the aircraft because it was after 5 days that the plane was still missing.
Finally, the IAF got hold of the crashed site and immediately sent eight members of the rescue team to recover the wreckage.