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Voice, data recorder of crashed AN-32 recovered

IANS  |  Itanagar 

The on Friday said Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the that crashed in on June 3 has been recovered.

"The rescue and has recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the process of recovering the mortal remains of all air warriors is still on at the crash site," IAF in the Eastern Air Command, Wing told IANS.

Though the weather continues to affect the pace of recovery, Singh said all efforts are being made to expeditiously complete the task using all resources of Civil, and IAF.

On Thursday, the IAF ordered a to investigate the cause of the accident.

A team of 16 mountaineers from the (IAF) and the along with five civilian mountaineers are combing the site of crash 16 km north of Lipo, northeast of Tato under district, at an approximate elevation of 12,000 feet.

The bodies of the crash victims were found to be dismembered, Gijum Tali, a official, had told IANS.

Seven bodies have been recovered till Thursday, the said

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

After the disappearance of the aircraft, the IAF commenced extensive under the direct supervision of the headquarters at Shillong.

The and planes and helicopters of the IAF and ALH helicopters of the were launched immediately to locate the missing Indian Navy joined the on June 4.

Resources from various agencies, including the (ISRO), were brought into the operation to enhance its effectiveness. CARTOSAT and RISAT satellites of the Indian space agency also took images of the area, which assisted the in locating the aircraft.

Extensive support towards the rescue operation was also provided by the and police and the local population. On June 8, the IAF announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for any information leading to the location of the missing aircraft.



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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 14:42 IST