IAF felicitates Civilians Involved in Search and Recovery Operation of ill- fated AN-32.

Publish Date : 19/09/2019


Aalo 18th Sept:- The Indian Air Force felicitated all civilians involved in the search and recovery of the ill-fated AN-32 that crashed at Pari Mountain near Gate village on 3rd June last at AlG Aalo today.
Attending the formal Felicitation Function held at Aalo Landing Ground, Air Marshal R.D Mathur, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command said that he indebted to the state administration led by Chief Minister, Chief Secretaries, DCS and SPs of Siang, West Siang and Shi-Yomi district and all personnel who were directly or indirectly involved in locating the crash site, recovering the mortal remains along with black box and personal belongings of the crew members.
The Air Marshall also felicitated the indentified persons with certificates of commendation along with disbursement of Rs. 5 lakhs which was announced as cash awards towards any help in locating the crash site. Shri Pumek Ronya, DLRSO and then In Charge EAC Kaying Received Rs. 1 lakh, on behalf of Siang administration to be distributed among the ground Search team. Shri Tadut Tachung who gave the crucial input on deviating AN-32 was awarded Rs.1, 50,000. Cash Award of Rs. 35,000 with commendation certificate and AOC-in-C medal was awarded to Ever esters, Taka Tamut. Another Everesters, Kishon Tekseng was awarded Rs. 20,000 with Certificate of Appreciation. Mountaineers Tagung Tamut, Talik Darung, Okenma Mize were also awarded Rs. 15,000 each with Certification of Appreciation. The HGB of Gaseng, Gate and Payum were awarded Rs. 50,000 each on behalf of people who were engaged in search operation.
The DC West Siang Smti Swetika Sachan, SP Siang Shri Kushal Pal Singh along with Er. Somar Potom Dy.Director APEDA and Shri Pumek Ronya, DLR&SO and then In Charge EAC Kaying who were instrumental in month long Aerial and Ground operation were also present during the Felicitation Programme.
Shri Khoda Bhatt, Circle Officer Miging also coordinated the Ground Search Team from Upper Siang district.