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IAF lead massive ops underway in Arunachal to reach AN-32 crash site

IANS  |  Itanagar 

The Indian Air Force, Army and the civil administration of started a massive operation on Wednesday to reach the site where the of the had crashed on June 3, a said.

"The rescue mission of inducting teams to the crash site, by helicopters has begun. Mi17s and ALH from army are being utilised," said defence PRO Wing

The site where the wreckage of the has been spotted is located 16 km north of Lipo and about 12 to 15 km west of Gatte under Payum region of district.

The wreckage was spotted on Tuesday afternoon when the joint teams of IAF, Army and the civil administration carried out aerial survey in the area.

"It is likely to take some time for the ground parties to reach the The area has thick vegetation and the tough terrain often prevents the from advancing," said a of district.

Although the IAF has spotted the wreckage, nothing is yet clear about the fate of the 13 on board the when it taken off on June 3 from the Jorhat airbase for Mechuka advanced landing ground in



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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 09:16 IST