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IAF airdrops rescue personnel to look for AN-32 crash survivors in Arunachal

IAF airdrops rescue personnel to look for AN-32 crash survivors in Arunachal

The rescue operation for the crashed AN-32 aircraft is on in Arunachal Pradesh. After spotting the wreckage of the aircraft yesterday, a team comprising of 15 Mountaineers from Air force, Army and civil have been air dropped at a suitable location near the wreckage site today. Mi-17 and Advanced Light Helicopter of the Indian Army are being used in operation.

A DIPR report states that the team has reached the crash site but reaching the spot and carrying out retrieving activity and looking for survivors would take time. Earlier, the wreckage of the aircraft was located by aerial search team at Parre hills near Gatte Village in Siang District yesterday.

The Indian Air Force AN-32 Aircraft with 13 onboard went missing on 3rd June while on its flight to Mechuka in Si-Yomi district in Arunachal Pradesh from Jorhat in Assam. The wreckage of the aircraft was spotted yesterday after 9 days.

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