Stranded 15-Member Rescue Team Airlifted From AN-32 Crash Site

The aircraft was headed to Menchuka air field of Arunachal Pradesh with 13 persons onboard.

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The Indian Air Force has successfully airdropped 15 fully-equipped mountaineers near the AN-32 crash site.
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The Indian Air Force, on Thursday, 13 June, said that there were no survivors found at the crash site of the IAF AN-32 aircraft, 16 kms north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh.

The 15-member team of rescuers were on Saturday, 29 June airlifted from the site, after being stranded there for 17 days due to inclement weather. All the 15 members — eight IAF personnel, four from the Army and three civilians — were retrieved with the help of Advanced Light Helicopters and Mi-17V5 helicopters.

The area is thickly forested and has reportedly been seeing heavy rains.

Snapshot
  • 11 June 2019: The Indian Air Force located the wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft that went missing on Monday, 3 June with 13 people on board
  • 09 June 2019: An aerial search operation could not be undertaken due to bad weather
  • 08 June 2019: The IAF announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for any information leading to the discovery of the missing AN-32
  • 07 June 2019: IAF deployed Global 5000 surveillance aircraft and NTRO spy satellites along with other assets to assist with the search
  • 03 June 2019: IAF launched Sukhoi-30’s & a C-130J Hercules aircraft to begin search operations
  • 03 June 2019: An AN-32 carrier aircraft of the IAF went missing with 13 people on board after taking off from the Jorhat Airport in Assam
2:07 AM, 30 Jun

15-Member Rescue Team Airlifted From AN-32 Crash Site

A 15-member rescue team that recovered the bodies and debris from the AN-32 crash was airlifted on Saturday, 29 June from the site, after being stranded there for 17 days due to inclement weather. All the 15 members of the rescue team -- eight IAF personnel, four from the Army and three civilians — were retrieved with the help of Advanced Light Helicopters and Mi-17V5 helicopters.

8:15 AM, 15 Jun

IAF's Effort to Retrieve Bodies of AN-32 Crew Delayed Due to Bad Weather

The IAF has said that the effort to retrieve the mortal remains of the 13 personnel who died in the AN-32 crash has been hampered due to inclement weather.

12:51 PM, 13 Jun

UP CM Adityanath Pays Tribute to Air Warriors Killed in AN-32 Crash

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid tribute to the 13 people, including one from Lucknow, on board the ill-fated AN-32 aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh.

In a statement issued in Lucknow, Adityanath said he saluted them. He also conveyed his condolences to the family members of Non-Combatant Putali, a resident of the Bakshi Ka Talab area of the state capital.

(Source: PTI)

11:12 AM, 13 Jun

For Over 10 Days We Prayed For Their Safety: Rahul Gandhi


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