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AI pays over Rs 14 cr as interim compensation to crash victims

Air India today said it has paid over Rs 14 crore as interim compensation to the next of kin of those killed as well as those injured in the May 22 air crash in Mangalore.

delhi Updated: Jun 17, 2010 18:02 IST

Air India today said it has paid over Rs 14 crore as interim compensation to the next of kin of those killed as well as those injured in the May 22 air crash in Mangalore.

158 persons, including all the six crew members, aboard the Air India Express flight IX-812, were killed when the
Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Dubai overshot the runway and plunged into a ravine. Eight passengers had survived the
crash.

Of them, three injured were still in hospitals and the rest discharged.

The airline said all bodies recovered from the accident site had been returned to the relatives and a mass burial was
carried out for the 12 bodies which could not be identified.

Interim compensation of Rs 14.06 crore has been paid by Air India as on June 11 for 159 passengers, including those
injured, an official spokesperson said.

The payment for one remaining passenger is yet to be made as the next of kin were based in Dubai and certain formalities were still required to be carried out, she said.

This compensation was paid at the rate of Rs 2 lakh to each survivor, Rs 5 lakh for every deceased child and Rs 10
lakh each for every deceased adult.