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No survivor in An-32 crash, says IAF (2nd Lead)

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (IAF) on Thursday said all the 13 occupants of that crashed in on June 3 were dead.

"Eight members of the rescue team reached the crash site today (Thursday) morning. IAF is sad to inform that there are no survivors from the crash of An-32," the IAF tweeted.

"IAF pays tribute to the brave air warriors who lost their life in the crash and stands by with the families of the victims. May their soul rest in peace."

The IAF identified the dead as Wing G.M. Charles, H. Vinod, Flight Lts R. Thapa, A. Tanwar, S. Mohanty and M.K. Garg, K.K. Mishra, Anoop Kumar, Sherin, Leading Aircrafts Man S.K. Singh and Pankaj, Non and

On Tuesday, the IAF spotted the missing plane's wreckage 16 km north of Lipo, northeast of Tato, at about 12,000 feet above sea level, with the help of an helicopter after eight days of involving armed forces and police.

The took off on June 3 from the Jorhat airbase in for the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh's district bordering China, but lost contact with the ground agencies within 35 minutes.



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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 17:04 IST