Bodies of six air force personnel and remains of seven others, who died in the AN-32 aircraft crash, have been recovered, official sources said on Thursday (June 20).
Over the past week, the Indian Air Force was making efforts to retrieve the bodies from the crash site but inclement weather was making it difficult to carry out air operations.
On June 3, a Russian-origin AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 13 people on board went missing, around 35 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam. The aircraft took off at 12.25 pm from IAF’s Jorhat base for the Menchuka advance landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh, but lost contact with ground control at 1 pm, official sources said.
The wreckage of an IAF aircraft, which went missing on June 3, was found on June 11, eight days after the crash in Lipo locality of Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian Air Force said.