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AN-32 Crash: Six Bodies, Remains of Seven Others Found in Arunachal Pradesh

The AN-32 aircraft went missing on June 3 after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat for the Menchuka advance landing ground.

AN-32 Crash: Six Bodies, Remains of Seven Others Found in Arunachal Pradesh
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AN-32 Crash: Six Bodies, Remains of Seven Others Found in Arunachal Pradesh
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2019-06-20T12:02:50+0530

Six bodies and remains of seven others have been recovered from site where an Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft crashed in Arunachal Pradesh earlier this month.

The wreckage of the aircraft was located by a Mi-17 chopper 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh eight days after the crash following which a massive search operation was launched.

The black box of the plane was recovered by a team of mountaineers on June 9.

The AN-32 aircraft went missing on June 3 after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat for the Menchuka advance landing ground. A total of eight aircrew and five passengers were on board the aircraft.

The AN-32 is a Russian origin aircraft and the IAF currently operates a sizeable number of it. It is a twin-engine turboprop transport aircraft.

(With inputs from ANI)

 

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