On June 3, Indian Air Force's aircraft AN-32 went missing after taking off from Jorhat, Assam, after which a frantic search operation was launched.
But days of the search didn't yield positive results as IAF confirmed on Thursday that everyone onboard the flight lost their lives.
The aircraft was bound for Arunachal Pradesh and its wreckage was found on Tuesday.
Here are more details.
The fateful aircraft had 13 people onboard
The aircraft was carrying 13 people, including five passengers.
To find the missing plane, IAF deployed its top resources. It was also aided by the Indian Navy and ISRO in the search operation which lasted more than seven days.
Two Mi-17s and an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), the P-8I, which is a long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft, joined the search.
Mountaineers were dropped near crash site to look for survivors
Naturally, the families of those who were onboard sought answers from the government. So, when parts of the plane were recovered, their hopes rose.
On Wednesday, 15 heavily-equipped mountaineers were "heli-dropped" near the crash site to look for survivors. They also searched for the plane's cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR).
The mountaineers traveled through thick forests.
Eight members reached crash site, found no survivors: IAF
On Thursday morning, eight members of the rescue team reached the crash site and found no survivors.
Those who lost their lives are W/C GM Charles, S/L H Vinod, F/L R Thapa, F/L A Tanwar, F/L S Mohanty, F/L MK Garg, WO KK Mishra, Sgt Anoop Kumar, Cpl Sherin, LAC SK Singh, LAC Pankaj, NC(E) Putali & NC(E) Rajesh Kumar.
"IAF stands by the families of the victims"
IAF Pays tribute to the brave Air-warriors who lost their life during the #An32 crash on 03 Jun 2019 and stands by with the families of the victims. May their soul rest in peace.