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IAF AN-32 aircraft entered wrong valley due to navigational error leading to crash, investigation finds

The Indian Airforce's aircraft (IAF AN-32) that crashed in Aruncahal Pradesh in June 2019, enetered wrong valley and was caught in bad weather. An investigation into the IAF AN-32 crash cites 'navigational error' as the main reason behind the crash. Details here

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New Delhi Updated on: December 24, 2019 15:14 IST
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Indian Airforce (IAF) aircraft (IAF AN-32), a transport carrier, that has crashed in June earlier this year had entered in a wrong valley in Aruncahal Pradesh due to bad weather and navigational error due to which it failed to fly out of the region and crashed.

An investigation into the IAF AN-32 crash cites 'navigational error' as the main reason behind the crash, as per a report in Economic Times.

In a report presented by Standing Committee on Defence in Lok Sabha, it has mentioned that the inquiry team has completed the investigation into the AN-32 crash saying the aircraft entered the wrong valley due to navigational error amid bad weather.

Further in its findings, the committee has mentioned that after the aircraft entered a wrong valley, it was unable to fly out of it due to bad weather, poor visibility and clouds.

As per committee's report, IAF's AN-32 might have lost radar contact when it was flying over Tato, Payum region on June 3. The aircraft had took off from Jorhat Air Force Station in Assam.

The aircraft had to land at Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground almost an hour after it took off but it crashed on the way. AN-32 had taken off at around 12:27 pm and had to reach Mechuka at 01:25 pm.

All 13-people on board, including eight cew members, six officers, were killed in the tragic incident.

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