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Updates| 10 lakh as interim relief to families of deceased: aviation minister

A DGCA team to probe the Kerala plane crash arrived in Kozhikode along with junior minister of external affairs V Muraleedhran early on Saturday.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Aug 09, 2020 03:20 IST
Updates| ₹10 lakh as interim relief to families of deceased: aviation minister
Officials inspect the wreckage of an Air India Express jet

Day after an Air India Express plane overshot and fell 50 metres off the end of the runway at the airport, Union minister of civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday reached the crash site to take stock if the situation.

Puri said that 18 people died in the tragedy while 149 are being treated at the hospital. He also announced 10 lakh assistance for the next of kin of the deceased.

Two black boxes have been recovered from the Calicut bound flight from Dubai that crashed with 190 people onboard on Friday, the minister said.

Here are the live updates on Kerala plane crash

06:11 PM IST

2 Indian expats thank God for missing flight at last moment

Noufal Moin Vetten, an Ajman resident working as an office boy in a Sharjah school and Afsal Parrakodan, a resident of Abu Dhabi were relieved to have missed their Air India Express flight that skidded off the runway on Friday.

05:53 PM IST

Nine of 18 plane crash victims hail from Kozhikode

The passengers killed in the Air India Express crash here have been identified and as many as nine of the 18 victims were from this city, authorities said on Saturday.

05:35 PM IST

Pilot had planned to pay surprise visit on mother's birthday

Captain Deepak Sathe, 58, pilot of the Air India Express flight who died after the plane crashed at Kerala's Kozhikode airport, had planned to pay a surprise visit to Nagpur on his octogenarian mother's birthday on Saturday, his relative said.

05:07 PM IST

Corrective action will be taken after probe report is out: AAI chief

Airports Authority of India chairperson Arvind Singh said "corrective action" will be taken after receiving the probe report on the Air India Express plane crash at Kozhikode airport on Friday.

04:47 PM IST

Among 23 critical passengers, 3 are on ventilators, 26 discharged

Three out of 126 injured passengers currently admitted in Kerala hospitals following the crash of Air India Express flight at Karipur Airport are on ventilator in a critical condition along with about 20 others while 26 have been discharged, said aviation minister Hardeep Puri.

04:33 PM IST

Co-pilot's wife to give birth in a fortnight, not told about his death in crash

The family of 32-year-old Akhilesh Sharma, co-pilot of the plane that crashed in Kozhikode in Kerala on Friday evening, is in shock after learning about his death. Sharma’s wife Megha (29), who is expecting a child within a fortnight, has not been told about her husband’s death.

04:17 PM IST

Cause of accident will be determined after analysing data in black boxes: Hardeep Singh Puri

"A few patients are in critical condition, three of them are on ventilators. We visited the site of crash & two black boxes have been recovered. The precise cause of the mishap will be determined when we analyse data in those black boxes," said Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil aviation minister.

03:50 PM IST

DGCA had issues with runway in 2015, clearance was given in 2019: AAI chief

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had raised questions regarding the runway at Kozhikode Airport earlier in 2015 but had given clearance in 2019 after those issues were resolved, Airports Authority of India chairperson Arvind Singh said.

03:34 PM IST

Accident to have no impact on Vande Bharat Mission flights

Vande Bharat Mission flights have no problem, the mission will continue, said Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) after Air India Express flight, a part of the mission, skidded off the runway and crashed in Kerala yesterday.

03:18 PM IST

Kerala CM announces compensation of Rs10 lakh to kin of AI crash victims

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has announced a compensation of 10 lakhs to the next of kin of each passenger who died in the #AirIndiaExpress crash that took place at the Karipur International Airport yesterday: Kerala Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

03:09 PM IST

Kozhikode airport will be operational soon: AAI chairperson

"The aircraft could not land at the runway where it had to, then landing was tried on another runway where the mishap happened. We are monitoring situation and airport will become operational soon," said Arvind Singh, Airports Authority of India chairperson.

03:01 PM IST

Kozhikode airport rescue team to be tested for Covid-19

All those involved in the rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport will be tested for coronavirus, Kerala health minister KK Shailaja said.

02:10 PM IST

Kozhikode airport will become operational soon: AAI chairman

AAI chairman Arvind Singh said the aircraft could land on a runway at the Kozhikode airport where it had to following which the landing was tried on another runway where the crash took place, according to ANI.

"We are monitoring situation & airport will become operational soon. An alternative facility in Nagpur is also under progress," he added.

01:49 PM IST

Family of deceased co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar escorted to Kozhikode: AI Express

Air India Express in a statement said that the family of co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar, who died in the Kozhikode plane crash, has been escorted from Delhi to Kozhikode.

01:42 PM IST

Reasons for mishap being investigated: Aviation minister

"My heart goes out to the families & friends of the 18 people who lost their lives in the air accident involving


Flight IX-1344 in Kozhikode last evening & offer my heartfelt condolences.

Reasons for the mishap are being investigated," Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on Twitter.

First published: Aug 08, 2020 06:18 IST