Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Saturday said the Indian Air Force was trying to ascertain the cause of the recent crash of AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh.
13 IAF official were killed in the crash took place 16 kliomtres north of Lipo of northeast Tato in Arunachal Pradesh.
Dhanoa said the IAF would also take steps to ensure such accidents do not recur.
He said this while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The aircraft went missing on June 3, after taking off from Jorhat in Assam. Its wreckage was found by the rescue team on Tuesday at a height of 12,000 feet near Gatte village on the border of Siang and Shi-Yomi districts. All 13 persons onboard were killed.
Dhanoa said they recovered the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.
“We will analyse it and go into details to find out what happened and how we make sure that it does not happen again,” he said.
He said that the terrain in Aruncahal is difficult to fly. “The terrain there is very treacherous and most of the time it is cloudy,” he added.