Reasons For Air India Express Flight Crash Being Investigated: Puri

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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri arrived at Kozhikode Airport on Saturday to take stock of the situation and implementation of relief efforts at the site where an Air India Express flight crashed on Friday evening and 18 people died.

Reasons behind the Air India Express flight crash at Karipur Airport are being investigated, Puri said.

Puri announced temporary relief of ₹10 lakh for each deceased, ₹2 lakh for the seriously injured and ₹50,000 for those who were minor injuries in an aviation accident at Kozhikode.

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Taking to Twitter, Puri wrote, “Reached Kozhikode to take stock of the status and implementation of relief measures after the air accident last evening. Will hold consultations with senior civil aviation officials and professionals.”

“Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the ill-fated aircraft have been retrieved. AAIB is conducting investigations,” he added on another tweet.

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) recovered the DFDR and CVR from the aircraft. These will be brought to Delhi for further investigation.

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In the meantime, the Directorate General for Civil Aviation, senior officials from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Indian Airport Authority and members of the air traffic control service will meet in Delhi on Saturday over the plane crash.

At least 18 people, including two pilots, were killed in the incident. However, the four-cabin crew members are safe, Air India Express said in a statement.

Kerala government officials said the injured were being admitted to hospitals in Malappuram and Kozhikode.

The flight carried 190 passengers, including 10 young children, when it landed at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode on Friday evening.

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(Source – ANI)


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