Over Rs.17 crore has been given as compensation to families of victims of last month's plane crash in Mangalore that left 158 dead.
Air India has paid Rs 14.06 crore to the families of 151 passengers of the Air India Express plane crash at Mangalore Airport on May 22, an AI spokesperson said here today. This amount also included compensation to the eight survivors.
Compensation to family of one of the victims, however, is pending as the claimant is currently abroad. The amount would be paid to him as soon as he returns to the country, the spokesperson said.
Families of all the six crew members, who were killed in the crash, will get compensation as per AI service rules and regulations. Besides an interim compensation from AI, the victims' family members and survivors have also received Rs 3.06 crore from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, he said.
The Mangalore-bound Air India Express flight from Dubai with 166 on-board went down a ravine and burst into flames after the pilot overshot the runway. 158 persons were killed while eight survived the worst air disaster in the country in a decade.