No Survivors Found at AN-32 Crash Site: IAF

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force today said that no survivors have been found at the crash site of the IAF AN-32 aircraft, which was located 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh.

Thirteen people were on board when the An-32 lost contact after taking off from Jorhat base on June 3.

An eight-member team of rescuers was airlifted on Wednesday near the crash site to look for possible survivors, but difficult terrain and inclement weather hampered their progress.
The IAF also identified the air warriors who died in the crash: Wing Commander GM Charles, Squadron Leader H Vinod, Flight Lieutenants R Thapa, A Tanwar, S Mohanty and MK Garg, Warrant Officer KK Mishra, Sergeant Anoop Kumar, Corporal Sherin, Leading Air Craftsman SK Singh and Pankaj and two non combatant enrolled employees Putali and Rajesh Kumar.
The area is thickly forested and has reportedly been receiving heavy rains for the last three days.

Paying tribute to those who lost their life in the An-32 crash, Indian Air Force said it stands by with families of the victims.

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