The Body of an Indian Soldier found 50 Years after Plane Crash in a Military Airforce Aircraft in northern Himachal Pradesh.
The Body of an Indian Soldier found 50 Years after Plane Crash
The body remains of a Soldier who died in a Military plane crash alongside over 100 other soldiers have been found in the northern area of Himachal Pradesh, India on Saturday the 21st day of July 2018 after 50 years of Crash reports says.
The Indian Air Force ( IAF ) plane crashed at the same spot where the body of the soldier was found in February 1968. Virtually 102 people died in the Military plane crash which included 98 military personnel ( soldier ).
A team of Mountaineers who were on some clean up activity found the Crash plane on the scene of crash after which they discovered the remains of the Soldier already frozen due to freezing mountain temperature.
One of the mountaineers according to reports said – “First we stumbled upon parts of the wrecked aircraft which was followed by the discovery of the frozen body of a soldier lying with its head down. The hand and hair were almost intact despite 50 years of the crash.”
The plane AN-12 which was built by erstwhile Soviet Union was said to have been flying over Himachal Pradesh when it lost radio contact due to really bad weather before it crashed into the mountains.
“We were somewhat taken aback to come upon something we had not expected when we found the remains of the wrecked aircraft as well as the decayed body of a soldier at Dhaka Glacier located at an altitude of around 18,000 feet above sea level,” – Rajiv Rawat as reported by English daily Hindustan Times on saturday.
A body involved in the crash was said to have been found in 2018 – reports have it.
Search has since then been intensified if more bodies could be discovered at the scene of the occurrence.