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IAF air-drops AN-32 recce team

DNMUM437663 | 6/13/2019 | Author : Sumit Kumar Singh | WC :207 | India



A joint team of 15 members -- comprising nine officers from the Indian Air Force, four from the Army, along with two mountaineers and local authorities -- were dropped off near the crash site of the missing Antonov-32 military transport aircraft on Wednesday. Their task is to do the groundwork needed for further steps of the search and rescue operation.
The IAF’s transport aircraft went missing on June 3, after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat. The team will first make walking tracks in the thickly forested area to the wreckage site.
“The team was air-dropped and will camp there until they find the wreckage and missing crew,” said a senior IAF officer, adding that other teams will join them in a day or two. The helicopters also air
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