Difficult Terrain, Bad Weather Hinders Airlifted Rescuers from Reaching Site of AN-32 Plane Crash

Difficult Terrain, Bad Weather Hinders Airlifted Rescuers from Reaching Site of AN-32 Plane Crash

Itanagar: A 15-member team of rescuers was airlifted on Wednesday close to the crash site of the IAF's AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh to look for possible survivors, but difficult terrain and inclement weather hampered their progress. The nine personnel from IAF's mountaineering team, four from the Army and two civilian mountaineers were dispatched a day after the wreckage of the aircraft was located by an IAF Mi-17 helicopter at a height of 12,000 ft near Gatte village on the border of Siang and Shi-Yomi districts in Arunachal Pradesh following an eight-day-long, muti-agency search.

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