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IAF AN-32 Wreckage Has Been Found – But Have We Learnt Our Lesson?


The tragic air-crash on 3 June of the Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft that killed all the thirteen personnel on board, has caused much distress among the forces and beyond. The aircraft went missing around 33 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Menchuka – an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh. After eight days of a massive search operation, severely impacted by thick vegetation and inhospitable terrain coupled with inclement weather, the wreckage of the plane was spotted by an IAF chopper on 11 June at a height of 12,000 feet near Gatte village ...


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