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Sunday, Aug 09, 2020


Aug 09, 2020 06:29
Concerns were raised following the 2010 Air India Express crash in Mangalore that killed 158 people on board. That year, a court of enquiry report by a former Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal BN Gokhale noted that tabletop runways require extra skill and caution. read more
Aug 09, 2020 05:47
The aircraft was being operated by Air India Express, from Dubai to Kozhikode as a repatriation flight under the government’s Vande Bharat Mission to bring back Indians stranded abroad amidst the pandemic read more
Aug 09, 2020 02:26
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri visited the site of the accident on Saturday to assess the situation on the ground. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:19
Senior officers from the CISF said on Saturday it was discovered that one of the passengers who had died in the crashes turned out to be infected with coronavirus. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:17
“Today is the birthday of Capt Sathe’s mother. He had last met his parents in March and was constantly in touch with them over phone since then. They had last spoken a day before yesterday,” his nephew Dr Yashodhan Sathe told PTI on Saturday. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:15
“Initially, we got the news that bhaiyya (Akhilesh) was critical and hospitalizsd after the plane crash but we were later informed about his death on Friday night. My brother, Bhuvnesh, and (brother-in-law) Sanjeev Sharma have left for Kozhikode via Delhi,” said Lokesh Sharma (24), who lives in Mathura and aims to become a commercial pilot. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:14
The accident involving the B737 aircraft with 190 people on board arrived from Dubai and was operating as part of India’s Vande Bharat Mission (VMB) read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:11
The Air India Express plane, carrying 190 passengers and crew from Dubai, skidded off the tabletop runway amid heavy rain before it plunged, killing 18 people on board in India’s worst passenger aircraft accident since 2010. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:10
Back in 2010, the aircraft overshot the runway at Mangalore airport, fell into a gorge, caught fire and 158 people lost their lives. Eight persons survived the crash. In both instances, Air India Express pilots had overshot tabletop runways. Also, the flights were coming from Dubai. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:08
Ranganathan, an aviation safety consultant and a former instructor pilot of the Boeing 737 specialising in wet runway operations, added that he was surprised that aviation regulator DGCA gave permission to the flight to land there. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:05
The most obvious challenge of a tabletop runway, a commercial pilot said, is the fact that on a normal runway if you run out of runway, you would still be on the ground. “On a tabletop runway, you may find yourself on the ground several hundred feet below,” he said. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:04
It all happened in a flash. Just when they thought they had reached home, their plane fell into a 35-feet gorge in pelting rain, survivors of the crash said on Saturday. read more
Aug 09, 2020 00:03
After the accident, local residents pitched in to assist in the rescue work and helped shift injured passengers to various hospitals, eyewitnesses said. read more
Aug 08, 2020 23:23
“DG CISF Rajesh Ranjan has announced to award DG’s commendation DISC to Deputy Commandant/CASO, Kishore Kumar AV, Assistant Sub-Inspector Ajit Singh and Assistant Sub-Inspector Mangal Singh, in recognition of their outstanding efforts during the rescue operations at Calicut Airport,” CISF said in a press note. read more
Aug 08, 2020 22:32
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said some of the speculations have bordered on the irresponsible. read more