IAF AN-32 Crash: Black Box Damaged, May Delay in Ascertaining Cause of Accident
AN 32 aircraft found in Lipo region of Arunachal Pradesh. (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi, June 17: The black box recovered from crashed AN 32 aircraft which met an accident in Arunachal Pradesh has been broadly damaged during the crash, reported India Today. The damage in the black box may lead to delays in knowing the exact cause of the incident. The Antonov An-32 plane had crashed on June 3 in which all 13 onboard including seven officers were killed. AN-32 Crash: Bad Weather Hampers Operation to Retrieve Bodies.

On Friday, Indian Air Force (IAF) rescuers recovered flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of An-32 from the crash site. To retrive  data, block box may even be sent abroad if Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is not able to get information out, reported India Today.

Meanwhile, Rescue teams are now working to airlift the body of 13 people who died in the crash. "The recovery team is braving the treacherous terrain and inclement weather in order to bring back the mortal remains as soon as possible," the IAF said in a statement. AN-32 Aircraft Crash: No Survivors Found At Crash Site, Says IAF.

The Antonov An-32 aircraft took off from Assam's Jorhat on June 3 and was on its way to Mechuka landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh's West Siang district when it lost its contact with the ground station. After eight days of a massive search operation, the aircraft was recovered on Tuesday near Gatte village on the border of Siang and Shi-Yomi district.