Authorities in India say they have found the bodies of all 13 defense
workers who were on board a military transport plane that crashed near
the country's disputed border with China Tuesday.
Investigators say rescuers found the wreckage of the Russian-made AN-32
aircraft scattered across a hill in the northeastern Indian state of
Arunachal Pradesh, Wednesday. The air force says four senior military
officials were among those on board.
Authorities say the plane was on a routine supply mission from an air
base in Arunachal Pradesh to the northeastern state of Assam.
Villagers near the crash site say they heard a loud sound and saw smoke
on a distant hill. Investigators do not yet know what caused the crash.
The plane went down in a Himalayan region near the disputed border with
China. India and China fought a brief war over the territory in 1962.