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Indian Air Force finds no survivors at the AN-32 crash site, families informed

After having spotted the wreckage, the IAF yesterday mobilised 15 personnel for rescue operations and were expected to reach the site last night.

An Indian Air Force (IAF) search team reached the AN-32 crash site today, two days after locating the wreckage. The team did not find any survivors and the families of the 13 personnel have been informed the same.

The IAF paid tributes to the Air-warriors who have lost their lives and has said that it stands by the families of the victims.

The AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Airforce had gone missing after it got airborne from Jorhat in Assam at around 1225 hrs for Menchuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh.

After 8 days of searching, IAF found the wreckage of the aircraft in Gate village in Payum area of West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. It was spotted by the IAF Mi-17 helicopter, 16Km North of Lipo, at an approximate elevation of 12000 ft.

After having spotted the wreckage, the IAF yesterday mobilised 15 personnel for rescue operations and were expected to reach the site last night.

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