Narrative:An Indian Air Force An-32 transport plane crashed in a mountainous area near Rinchi village in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. All seven IAF crew members and six Army personnel were killed.
|Date:||Monday 8 June 2009|
|Operator:||Indian Air Force - IAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 2203 ?|
|First flight:|| 1990|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Total:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Rinchi village in West Siang district ( India)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Destination airport:||Mohanbari Air Base (MOH/VEMN), India|
The aircraft took off from the Machuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in West Siang district at 14:00 after dropping Army supplies. The airplane was en route to Mohanbari when it went missing. The wreckage was found two days later.
» IAF plane with 14 people goes missing, fears to have crashed (Hindustan Times, 8-6-2009)
» IAF aircraft wreckage, bodies recovered (The Hindu, 11-6-2009)
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.