There were “no survivors” from the An-32 aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh last week, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said today after searching the wreckage found earlier this week.
Search teams “did not find any survivors,” the Air Force said, adding that the families of the 13 personnel on the aircraft had been informed.
IAF Pays tribute to the brave Air-warriors who lost their life during the #An32 crash on 03 Jun 2019 and stands by with the families of the victims. May their soul rest in peace.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) June 13, 2019
the Air Force tweeted.
The wreckage was found on Tuesday in the mountains at a height of around 12,000 feet. It was apparent that the An-32 had crashed into a mountain amid bad weather and poor visibility because of clouds.
For a week, relatives of the 13 personnel were positioned at a Jorhat base camp as they waited for news. Eight were crew members and five passengers on board the Air Force plane.