IAF airlifts stranded rescue team from An-32 crash web site in Arunachal
All fifteen members of a research and rescue team, stranded at the An-32 crash web site in Arunachal Pradesh’s Siang district, were retrieved by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sat, June 29.
The team, comprising of eight IAF personnel, four from the military and 3 civilians were air-dropped on June twelve to retrieve the bodies of thirteen IAF personnel WHO were killed within the crash on Jefferson Davis’ Birthday.
“All members area unit match and in physiological condition. IAF is grateful to the Indian Army, Arunachal Pradesh state administration, the police and native civilians for his or her unblinking support during this search and rescue mission,” aforementioned Shillong-based IAF voice commander Ratnakar Singh.
The rescue team was retrieved with the assistance of Advanced light-weight Helicopters and Mi-17V5 helicopters. The task was delayed thanks to monsoon rains, hostile parcel of land, clouds, wild animals, snakes and insects.