Remains of An-32 crew recovered from crash site in Arunachal Pradesh 

Arunima Bajaj  Thursday 20th of June 2019 12:36 PM
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A team preparing to reach the crash site of the An-32.

New Delhi: A week after the IAF retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder — commonly known as the black box — of the crashed An-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh, it announced that six bodies and seven mortal remains have been recovered from the crash site.
Those killed in the crash were identified as Wing Commander GM Charles, Squadron Leader H Vinod, Flight Lieutenant MK Garg, Flight Lieutenant S Mohanty, Flight Lieutenant A Tanwar, Flight Lieutenant R Thapa, Warrant Officer KK Mishra, Sergeant Anoop Kumar, Corporal Sherin, Leading Aircraftman SK Singh and Leading Aircraftman Pankaj.
After eight days of search operations, the wreckage of the plane was spotted by an IAF chopper at a height of 12,000 feet near Gatte village on the border of Siang and Shi-Yomi districts in Arunachal Pradesh.
The IAF had also ordered a court of inquiry into the accident. It is one of the worst accidents involving a military aircraft in recent years.




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