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Senior officials from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said the plane crashed around four nautical miles away from the landing site (aerodrome), as it could not maintain the height while landing, but denied it was flying dangerously low.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Investigators say Mumbai plane crash report in 15 days, experts dub it tall claim

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 08:22 AM IST
While investigators on Friday said the preliminary inquiry report into the chartered plane crash in Ghatkopar would be released within 15 days, aviation experts are sceptical. Reason: reports of the three mishaps in the state in the past 18 months are yet to be released.
Prabhat Kathuria, the husband of one of the victims, Marya Zuberi, breaks down at Rajawadi Hospital.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Prabhat Kathuria, the husband of one of the victims, Marya Zuberi, breaks down at Rajawadi Hospital.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Ghatkopar plane crash: Battling tears, anger, relatives bid victims adieu

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2018 01:10 AM IST
The police did not conduct DNA tests as the bodies were identified by the relatives.
AAIB officials examine the crash site where a chartered plane crashed into an under-construction site on Thursday.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
AAIB officials examine the crash site where a chartered plane crashed into an under-construction site on Thursday.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Ghatkopar plane crash: Reports on 3 previous cases yet to come

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 01:21 AM IST
This is the reason aviation experts are sceptical about investigators’ promise of bringing out the Ghatkopar plane crash report in 15 days.
A relative of Captain Pardeep Singh Rajput at Rajawadi hospital on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A relative of Captain Pardeep Singh Rajput at Rajawadi hospital on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai plane crash: How could you let them test a flight in such bad weather, ask pilots’ families

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:10 AM IST
The families said the company has refused to take responsibility for the incident.
Rescue officials and witnesses at the crash site in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Rescue officials and witnesses at the crash site in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Buildings near Ghatkopar plane crash site may have violated height norms

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:16 AM IST
The DGCA had last year issued notices to housing societies near the Ghatkopar crash site, alleging they had crossed the prescribed height limit for buildings in the path of the flights.
Remains of the aircraft that crashed into a construction site in the Mumbai suburb of Ghatkopar on Thursday afternoon.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Remains of the aircraft that crashed into a construction site in the Mumbai suburb of Ghatkopar on Thursday afternoon.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Close shave: Workers were out for lunch when plane crashed at Ghatkopar construction site

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 07:06 PM IST
An eyewitness said the pilot seemed to be looking for an empty plot to land before the chartered plane crashed into the construction site in Mumbai’s Ghatkpopar
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