IAF, Army and civil mountaineers have been airlifted to a location close to the crash site today morning, and they reaches close to Wreckage of Missing AN-32.
After having located the crash site of missing AN-32 aircraft, a team comprising personnel from IAF, Army and civil mountaineers have been airlifted to a location close to the crash site .
15 mountaineers have been inducted by Mi-17s and ALH , with all equipments. Nine from IAF mountaineering team , four from Army and two civilian mountaineers. Some have reached the crash site and some are still tracking.
They are yet to reach the crash site due to inclement weather and terrain. Team will be camping overnight due to difficult terrain and weather, and will close in to the crash site tomorrow.
Meanwhile Air marshal RD Mathur, Air officer commanding in chief ,Eastern Air Command, complimented the search team for their relentless effort spanning eight days.
Additionally he thanked the state administration which, under the personal supervision of Shri Pema Khandu,Hon’ble Chief Minister and Mr Satya Gopal , Chief Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh ,has extended unflinching support to the IAF towards locating the missing An-32. The proud and highly patriotic people of the state have worked tirelessly to help the IAF for a national cause.