A team of army and civil mountaineers have been airlifted on Wednesday to a location close to the place of crash of the missing AN-32 aircraft, a day after the crash site was located by the Indian Air Force.
Air marshal R D Mathur, Air Officer commanding in chief of Eastern Air Command, on Wednesday complimented the search team for their relentless effort spanning eight days in searching for the aircraft.
"The proud and highly patriotic people of the state have worked tirelessly to help the IAF for a national cause", he had said.
The AN-32, with 13 personnel onboard had last contacted ground sources from Arunachal Pradesh on June 3. The plane had been missing since June 3 after taking off from Jorhat air base in Assam to Menchuka advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh with 13 persons on board.
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