Rescue team finds no survivors of AN-32 crash
- The Indian Air Force ordered a probe into the cause of the crash of its AN-32 aircraft. The decision came after a team of mountaineers who reached the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh found no survivors.
- The Russian-made military transport aircraft with 13 persons on board crashed 35 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam on June 3.
- It headed to the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh’s Shi-Yomi district but lost contact with the ground agencies over the Payum circle in the adjoining Siang district.
- The wreckage is on the Pari-Adi Mountain whose western face is in Shi-Yomi district and eastern face in Siang district.
- The wreckage of the aircraft was spotted 16 km north of Lipo, north east of Tato, at an approximate elevation of 12,000 ft by an IAF Mi-17 helicopter undertaking a search at the expanded zone.
- Eight members of the rescue team reached the site. They found no survivors.
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