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Assisting families "top priority": AI

Air India on Sunday said it was according "top priority" in assisting families of passengers killed in the Air India express plane crash in Mangalore.

india Updated: May 23, 2010 14:12 IST

Air India on Sunday said it was according "top priority" in assisting families of passengers killed in the Air India express plane crash in Mangalore.

While helpline numbers have been established in cities such as Dubai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Chennai, and Mangalore, family members were being contacted "and all support offered to them for their travel and other arrangements," Air India said in a statement in Chennai.

"Air India has also put in place its full Emergency Response Team at Mangalore. Local Coordination Centres have also been set up at Mangalore airport and city. One SAT (Special Assistance Team) member, Angels of Air India, has been assigned to each survivor and to the families of the deceased to assist them in any possible way," the statement said.

Air India has set up the following helpline numbers. Mangalore 0824-2451046 / 0824-2451047; Dubai Airport 00971-4-2165828/29; Bangalore 080-66785172/080-22273310; Mumbai 022-2279 6161; Mumbai Airport 022-2616 8310; Chennai 044-2256 0266; Kozhikode 0495-2771972.