SHILLONG/ ITANAGAR, June 14: The rescue team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) from AN-32 crash site. IAF sources informed that both recorders will to some help reconstruct the events leading to the accident.
Meanwhile, the process of recovering the mortal remains of all air warriors is still on at crash site by rescue team. “Yesterday three more mountaineers from civil were inducted into the rescue mission,” said Defence officials.
The mortal remains and other material evidence have to be picked up by helicopters and brought back to Jorhat in stages. The weather, rain and treacherous terrain continue to adversely affect the pace of recovery.
“All efforts are being made to expeditiously complete the task using all resources of Civil, Army and IAF,” official sources said.
It may be mentioned that a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the AN-32 crash in Arunachal Pradesh, an accident which claimed the lives of 13 personnel of the Indian Air Force.
On Tuesday, the IAF had spotted the wreckage of the missing AN-32 aircraft 16 km north of Lipo, northeast of Tato, at an approximate elevation of 12,000 feet with the help of an IAF Mi-17 helicopter undertaking search in the expanded area.