The wreckage of the Antonov AN-32 aircraft, that went missing in Arunachal Pradesh on 3rd June 2019, was located by the Indian Air Force yesterday (11th June 2019).
IAF Sources: Wreckage of the missing AN-32 aircraft has been found by Mi-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force pic.twitter.com/ZcBcy5vXvI— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019
Here are the first visuals from the crash site.
IAF also confirmed that the wreckage was spotted 16 km North of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh by its Mi-17 chopper, which was undertaking the search operation.
The wreckage of the missing #An32 was spotted today 16 Kms North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an approximate elevation of 12000 ft by the #IAF Mi-17 Helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone..— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) June 11, 2019
According to reports there were 13 people onboard the plane, including 6 officers, 5 airmen and 2 non-combatants.
It went missing on 3rd June during a flight from Jorhat in Assam to the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in the Mechuka Valley in Arunachal Pradesh and since then the Indian Air Force had deployed all available sources to find the aircraft.
Earlier, it had also announced a cash prize of ₹5 lakh for anyone who could give credible information about the missing aircraft.