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Low air pressure in engine cause of plane crash at Indore airport?

indore Updated: Nov 24, 2014 17:47 IST
HT Correspondent
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Did low air pressure in the engine cause the crash of Cessna 152 plane at Indore airport last Wednesday? Sources in MP Flying Club say it will be one of the main points of the probe being done by director general of civil aviation (DGCA) team. The DGCA team has sealed and taken away the plane engine to find the cause of the crash.

The investigating team is focusing on the cause behind communication breakdown between the pilots of the ill-fated Cessna 152 and Air Traffic Control (ATC). One pilot was killed and the other received multiple injuries when the two-seater plane crashed on the airport premises on Wednesday while the pilots were doing touch-and-go manoeuvre.

"The picture will be clearer once Pawandeep Singh (who is in ICU at a private hospital) is able to shed some light on the incident," the source said.

The team comprising air safety commissioner R Rajendran and Airports Authority of India's general manager (western region) VSP Chinson has questioned officials of the airport and the MP Flying Club.

The DGCA team has collected all evidence and would study it minutely to come up with a report. Airport sources say that the DGCA team would be secretive about the investigation and would not divulge any information that may impact the probe. The team has recorded statements of air traffic control personnel on duty at the time of the crash apart from recording statements of search and rescue team that was summoned for rescue operation.

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