The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air hit an unoccupied hangar soon after 9 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The hangar burst into flames, and black smoke billowed from the building, as firefighters sprayed on water to contain the blaze.
The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft was going from Jorhat in Assam to Menchuka advanced landing ground near the border with China on June 3 when it lost contact with ground staff at 1 pm, within 33 minutes of taking off.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Tim McCormack, 58, was only certified to fly under regulations known as visual flight rules, which require generally good weather and clear conditions.
The AN-32 crash in Arunachal Pradesh is one among a long list of plane mishaps in one of the world's most challenging flight paths, called the Hump. Even science and technology have not been able to unravel the complex force of nature