Bloodthirsty insects and hostile weather: Retrieving AN-32 crash victims' bodies 'tougher' than scaling Everest

The mountaineers on the mission to retrieve the mortal remains of the slain IAF personnel had to brave treacherous terrain for the families who had lost their near and dear ones.

published on : 3rd July 2019

Upgradation of 55 out of 105 AN-32 aircraft done: Government

In a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said equipment fitted on AN-32 aircraft are functional and serviceable on all aircraft that are flying.

published on : 1st July 2019

AN-32 aircraft fleet is airworthy, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, Rajnath Singh termed the accident as unfortunate but made it clear that there was no problem with the airworthiness of the aircraft.

published on : 1st July 2019

IAF rescues team stranded for 17 days at An-32 crash site in Arunachal’s Siang

A 15-member search and rescue team stranded for 17 days at the An-32 crash site in Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh was rescued by IAF helicopters on Saturday evening.

published on : 30th June 2019

IAF making efforts to airlift rescue team from crash site

The IAF spokesman added that trekking down the hill is risky and dangerous considering the terrain and the area has been experiencing heavy rains in the last couple of days.

published on : 29th June 2019

AN-32 will remain operational as IAF doesn't have options, says BS Dhanoa

While talking about the 1999 war, Dhanoa also recalled how the integration of targeting pod, laser-guided bomb system for Mirage 2000 was done before the crucial Tiger Hill airstrike.

published on : 24th June 2019

AN-32 crash: Victims’ mortal remains brought to Kerala

Squadron leader Vinod was the navigator of the AN-32. His final rites will be conducted with full military honours in Coimbatore.

published on : 22nd June 2019

AN-32 crash: Defence Minister Rajnath pays homage to air-warriors, meets their families

The Russian-made aircraft crashed on June 3 in Arunachal Pradesh. The IAF traced the aircraft on June 11, but could not retrieve the bodies due to bad weather and hostile terrain.

published on : 21st June 2019

AN-32 crash: Mortal remains of Flight Lieutenant Mohit Garg from Punjab's Samana consigned to flames

Heart-rending scenes were witnessed Friday morning after the mortal remains of Garg, draped in the tricolour, reached his home at Aggarsen colony here. His family members were inconsolable.

published on : 21st June 2019

AN-32 crash: IAF retrieves remains of 13 its 'air-warriors'

While six bodies were retrieved Wednesday from the crash site, the remains of seven others were recovered Thursday.

published on : 21st June 2019

AN-32 aircraft crash: Recovery of remains now a difficult job

Two teams of 18 mountaineers have been holed out at the crash site in Siang district since June 12.

published on : 20th June 2019

AN-32 crash: Bad weather forces IAF to change its rescue strategy to retrieve victims' mortal remains

The Air Force informed helicopters, including Mi17s, Cheetah and ALH have been unable to approach the site during the last three days, because of inclement weather in the valley.

published on : 19th June 2019

Blackbox of crashed AN-32 damaged, data retrieval for accident probe may get delayed

The analysis is still on and the focus of the Air Force at the moment is to get the mortal remains of the 13 personnel back from the crash site.

published on : 17th June 2019

IAF AN-32 crash: Operation to retrieve bodies remains suspended due to bad weather

A rescue team had recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) of the Russian-origin aircraft at the crash site on Friday.

published on : 17th June 2019

Trying to ascertain cause of AN-32 crash: IAF chief

He said the IAF would also take steps to ensure such accidents do not recur.

published on : 15th June 2019
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