New Delhi. 01 July 2019. The search and rescue team which was camping as the crash site since 12 Jun 19, was retrieved by IAF choppers to Along, Arunachal Pradesh.

The 15 member team comprising of 8 from IAF (including 2 officers), 4 from Army (including 1 officer) and 3 civilians were recovered using ALH and Mi-17V5 helicopters.

 The effort to retrieve them was delayed due to inclement weather and rain, which improved slightly today in the evening, allowing the risky helicopter operations to be undertaken.

All members are fit and in good health. IAF is thankful to the Indian Army, Arunachal Pradesh State administration, the Police and local civilians for their unflinching support in this search and rescue mission.