However, a team comprision of IAF mountaineering team including four from the Indian Army and two civilians reached the site today but found no survivors.
Following air-warriors lost their life in the tragic #An32 crash - W/C GM Charles, S/L H Vinod, F/L R Thapa, F/L A Tanwar, F/L S Mohanty, F/L MK Garg, WO KK Mishra, Sgt Anoop Kumar, Cpl Sherin, LAC SK Singh, LAC Pankaj, NC(E) Putali & NC(E) Rajesh Kumar.
The AN-32 aircraft with 13 people on board – eight officers and five passengers had taken off from the Jorhat air base around 12:25 pm on June 3 and was headed for Mechuka - an advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh closer to the Chinese border.
The transport aircraft lost contact with the radar and ground staff and did not reach the Mechuka air base at its scheduled landing time at 1pm the same day. The wreckage of the aircraft was located following an eight-day search operation.
The families of the 13 personnel have been informed that there were no survivors.