DEAD BODIES OF TWO PILOTS D PANKAJ AND S ACHUDEV OF SUKHOI-30 FIGHTER PLACE HAVE BEEN FOUND :

 Over a week after a Sukhoi-30 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed near the border in Arunachal Pradesh, the bodies of its two pilots have been found and brought to an air force station in Assam.  The Air Force declared Squadron Leader D Pankaj and Flight Lieutenant S Achudev dead yesterday, after days of searches in the forests where the jet crashed, approximately 60 km from Assam’s Tezpur Air Base.  The army trekked down the terrain, creating a path several hundred feet downward from the crash site and found the bodies.  The pilots could not eject at the time of the crash, reveals an analysis of the jet’s Flight Data Recorder and some other articles recovered from the crash site.  The wreckage was found on May 26 through an aerial recce. Search and rescue teams on Tuesday found a blood-stained shoe, a half-burnt PAN card and a wallet of one of the pilots.   The Rediff.com : 1st. June,17

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