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Visual Of AN-32 Crash Site Reveals Perilous Terrain, IAF To Airdrop Search Teams To Search Area On Wednesday

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

The Indian Air Force will drop search teams, including Garud commandos and IAF mountaineers on Wednesday morning to search the wreckage area of the AN-32 aircraft that was found on Tuesday after an 8-day search. A visual of the crash site shows the perilous terrain which lies 12,000 feet above sea level at Arunachal Pradesh's Siang district.

(Visual of the crash site shows debris from the wreckage in what appears to be a gorge between a heavily-wooded area) 

Earlier on Tuesday, a search team of Indian Air Force (IAF) officials found debris from the missing IAF AN-32 that went off the radar on June 3 shortly after taking off from Jorhat with 13 on board. 

The official Twitter handle of the Indian Air Force said that the wreckage was spotted at 16 kilometers north of Lipo and northeast of Tapo at an approximate elevation of 12000 feet by the Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter, that was involved in search operations. 

The Indian Air Force (IAF) which had initially launched a search operation for the missing aircraft using a Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft and a C-130 Special Ops aircraft, intensified the search in the successive days, with the Army, Navy, Police, paramilitary forces, and the local population, all assisting. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh ably assisted the forces in the search and rescue, with the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary monitoring the operation directly.

READ: IAF Confirms Wreckage Of Missing AN-32 Aircraft Found In Arunachal Pradesh's Siang District