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ITANAGAR | June 13, 2019:
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.
"A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of accident," IAF officials said adding that the IAF is making all efforts to recover the mortal remains.
"No effort is being spared in ensuring expeditious transfer of the mortal remains of the air-warriors to their parent base at Jorhat," said IAF.
Earlier, the IAF confirmed that there were no survivors in the AN-32 crash. This was determined by the eight members of the rescue team who reached the crash site on Thursday morning.
The 13 IAF personnel have been identified as Wing Commander GM Charles, Squadron Leader H Vinod, Flight Lieutenant MK Garg, Flight Lieutenant S Mohanty, Flight Lieutenant Tanwar, Flight Lieutenant R Thapa, Warrant Officer KK Mishra, Sergeant Anoop Kumar, Corporal Sherin, Leading Aircraftman SK Singh, Leading Aircraftman Pankaj, NC(E) Putali and NC(E) Rajesh Kumar.