On Thursday, Defence Spokesperson Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh in Shillong informed that the six bodies and the remains of other seven occupants of the missing AN 32 have been recovered from the crash site. This happened days after multiple planes of the IAF went dwelling into the search operations to lookout for the ill-fated AN-32.
The black box of the plane was devastated in the incident. The IAF needs more time to investigate further and ascertain the cause of the crash.
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. The aircraft was headed for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh when it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1 pm.
After a massive search and rescue operation for eight days, during which assets from several agencies were deployed, the wreckage of the aircraft was located by a Mi-17 chopper. The wreckage was located 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh at an elevation of 12,000 feet.