AN-32 Aircraft crash: Odisha CM condoles death of IAF pilot Sunit Mohanty, other air warriors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday condoled the death of the brave Air-warriors including Odia Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty who lost their life in the tragic AN-32 Aircraft crash on June 3.

The Chief Minister took the Twitter route to condole the demise of the brave Air-warriors saying, “My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and pray for the departed souls to rest in peace.”

Flight Lieutenant Sunit (28), who was aboard the ill-fated AN-32 transport aircraft, is a son of former IAF employee Surendranath Mohanty of Baliapalli village under Kabisuryanagar block in Odisha’s Ganjam district. He had joined IAF back in 2012.

A pall of gloom descended in Sunit’s native place after his demise at a young age.


Indian Air Force (IAF) today confirmed that there are no survivors from the recent crash of AN-32 aircraft. Paying tribute to those who lost their life in the AN-32crash, IAF said it stands by with families of the victims.

The officials said that eight members of the rescue team reached the crash site near Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh this morning.

The wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft of the IAF  was spotted on Tuesday 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh, eight days after it went missing after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat.

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