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Shillong: IAF, Army team airlifted to location close to An-32 crash site

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A team of army and civil mountaineers have been airlifted on Wednesday to a location close to the place of crash of the missing aircraft, a day after the was located by the

R D Mathur, commanding in of Eastern Air Command, on Wednesday complimented the for their relentless effort spanning eight days in searching for the

Mathur also thanked the led by Minister for extending unflinching support to the IAF towards locating the missing

"The proud and highly patriotic people of the state have worked tirelessly to help the IAF for a cause", he had said.

As of today, (IAF) has continued in the area where wreckage of missing was found yesterday.

The AN-32, with 13 personnel onboard had last contacted ground sources from on June 3. The plane had been missing since June 3 after taking off from in to Menchuka advanced landing ground in with 13 persons on board.

After an extensive search for eight days, the wreckage of the was located earlier today by the crew of a V5 chopper in a valley in

and Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) of the were deployed for the search and rescue operation of 13 personnel on board the Indian Air Force's AN-32.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 13:14 IST
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