The mortal remains of the 13 air warriors being brought to Jorhat in Assam on Thursday Credit: EastMojo image
The mortail remains of the 13 air warriors at the Jorhat Air Force Station in Assam

Jorhat: The mortal remains of the 13 air warriors who lost their lives in the AN-32 aircraft crash in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 were brought to the Air Force Station in Jorhat, Assam on Thursday.

The bodies will be sent to their hometowns where funeral as per service customs will be carried out, said defence sources.

On June 3, an IAF AN-32 aircraft which took off from Air Force Station in Jorhat went missing with 13 air warriors on board. Over a week later, on June 11, the wreckage of the missing aircraft was found on a mountain slope in Arunachal Pradesh and all the occupants of the ill-fated aircraft were found dead.

Indian Air Force (IAF) stands with the families and next of kin of all the air warriors who lost their lives in the line of duty, said officials. “IAF thanks Indian Army, Indian Navy, NTRO, state administration and civil population for their unstinted support during search and rescue operations,” they added.

Indian Air Force officials at Jorhat Air Force Station in Assam
LEST WE FORGET: IAF officials pay tribute to the 13 air warriors who lost their lives in the line of duty in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3

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LEST WE FORGET: IAF officials pay tribute to the 13 air warriors who lost their lives in the line of duty in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3
The ill-fated AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (tail no. K 2752) in happier times
Another image of the ill-fated AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (tail no. K 2752) in happier times
An aerial view of the AN-32 aircraft crash site in Arunachal Pradesh
The wreckage of the ill-fated AN-32 aircraft was spotted 16 km north of Lipo and northeast of Tato in Arunachal Pradesh, said the IAF
The list of people who were on board the missing AN-32 aircraft
The ill-fated AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 13 people on board had gone missing near Aalo in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3

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