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13/06/2019 2:00 PM IST | Updated 13/06/2019 4:14 PM IST

No Survivors From Crashed AN-32 Aircraft, IAF Recovers All 13 Bodies

The Indian Air Force on Thursday announced there were no survivors from the crashed plane.

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All 13 people on board the AN-32 aircraft which crashed in a remote area in Arunachal Pradesh are dead, officials said.

“IAF is sad to inform that there are no survivors from the crash of AN-32,” the Indian Air Force said in its statement.

ANI reported that bodies of the 13 personnel and black box of the transport aircraft had been recovered.

Eight members of the rescue team reached the crash site on Thursday morning, IAF said.

“IAF pays tribute to the brave Air-warriors who lost their life during the AN-32 crash on 3 Jun 2019 and stands by with the families of the victims. May their soul rest in peace,” the statement said.

Wreckage of the missing IAF plane was found near Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday.

The Russian-made plane, which was on its way to Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Shi-Yomi district Arunachal Pradesh from Jorhat in Assam, went missing 33 minutes after it took off at 12.27 am on 3 June.

The IAF had on 8 June announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone providing information about location of the AN-32 transport aircraft.

(With PTI inputs)