Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to kin of deceased

Aug 07,2020

21:32 August 08We are closely monitoring the developments related to accident, says ICPAThe Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) said that it is closely monitoring the developments related to the accident of Air India Express Flight IX 1344.  "Our thoughts are with the families of the pilots and passengers who lost their lives in the accident. We send our support and wishes for a speedy recovery to all the survivors, many of them injured and in hospital," said an ICPA release.  "We stress the need to avoid speculation and theories as to the circumstances of this accident. We are also willing to offer any assistance to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau in order to help gather facts and any other safety and security information which may be pertinent to this tragic event," it further added.21:29 August 08DGCA should not allow landings at Kozhikode airport during monsoons: Aviation safety expertAviation safety expert Captain Ranganathan, who had earlier flagged concerns about Kozhikode airport runway, said that regulator DGCA should not allow the landing of flights during monsoons on runway 10 at the aerodrome."Death due to an accident is something which happens when you don't know but when you knew the danger existed and you were warned about it and you took no action and an accident takes place, then it is definitely murder," Ranganathan told media. In 2011, he had warned that flights landing on runway 10 in tailwind conditions in rain at the Kozhikode airport endanger the lives of people onboard those flights.He also said that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) should enforce the correct runway code for Kozhikode airport.18:39 August 08

DG's commendation DISC to CISF personnelDirectorate General of 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: CISF18:31 August 08

Captain Sathe's family concerned about table-top airports, says Anil DeshmukhThe family of Captain Deepak V Sathe expressed concerns about 'table-top airports' in the country, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said. Deshmukh met his relatives here on Saturday to pay his condolences.  "The family expressed concerns about table-top airports in the country while speaking to me. They said the Civil Aviation Ministry should ensure that such incidents do not happen again," he told reporters.  A family member told the media that Captain Sathe was a very experienced pilot, and he could not have made any mistake while landing.  The government should think about how to avoid such incidents at table-top airports, she said.18:25 August 08

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan visits plane crash siteKerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Health Minister KK Shailaja visited the plane crash site in Kozhikode. CM Vijayan also appreciated the instant response of the locals living in the vicinity of the airport and also the local authorities to the tragedy, which ensured the minimum loss of lives in a disaster of such large magnitude.16:09 August 08Deeply disheartened, says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister"Deeply disheartened" over the news of the flight crash at Kozhikode in Kerala, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today said in a statement."I am deeply disheartened to hear the news of the flight crash at Kozhikode. I pray to God to give enough strength to the families of victims and for the speedy recovery of the injured," he said.
08Accident victims will be tested for COVID including those who died: Kerala govt All the accident victims will be tested for COVID including those who died in the crash. So far, only one victim has tested positive for Coronavirus: Kerala Chief Minister's Office (CMO)15:13 August 08

Three passengers on ventilator, probe underway: Puri Speaking to reporters, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, "There were 190 people on board the aircraft. Out of them, 18 lost their lives. Around 149 people were admitted to hospitals out of which 23 have been discharged. A few patients are in critical condition, three of them are on ventilators. We visited the site of the crash and two black boxes have been recovered. The precise cause of the mishap will be determined when we analyse the data in those black boxes."15:05 August 08CM Vijayan praises 'fast-response' of locals and officialsChief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan praised the 'fast-response' of the local people and officials in being the first to reach the aircraft crash site to rescue passengers, braving inclement weather and COVID-19 fears, "which made all the difference." "Yesterday, the fast response of local people and officials made all the difference. They braved bad weather and COVID fears to rescue their fellow beings. The long queue of people who wanted to donate blood was just one example," Vijayan added. 14:27 August 08Deeply shocked about tragic accident of AI Express: Bangladesh Foreign Minister to Jaishankar"Deeply shocked about tragic accident of Air India Express flight in Kozhikode, that took precious lives & injured many. I convey our deepest condolence. Our thoughts, prayers are with bereaved families," Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Momen's message to EAM S Jaishankar.14:17 August 08Families of deceased pilots escorted to Kozhikode: AI Express"Family of pilot-in-command Deepak Sathe escorted to Kozhikode hospital where his mortal remains were kept for post-mortem," said Air India ExpressIt added, "Family of deceased co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar has already been escorted from Delhi to Kozhikode."14:15 August 08Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to kin of deceasedKerala government announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to families of those who lost their lives in the Air India Express flight crash at Karipur airport in Kozhikode14:14 August 08DGCA's issues were resolved in 2019: AAI Chairman"Directorate General of Civil Aviation had some issues with the runway in 2015, but after resolving those issues, clearance was given to it in 2019. The jumbo jets of Air India also used to land there," said Arvind Singh, Airport Authority of India Chairman.13:21 August 08Interim relief of Rs 10 lakhs to kin of each deceased: Aviation Minister Hardeep SinghAs an interim relief, we will be making a payment of Rs 10 lakhs (to kin) of each deceased, Rs 2 lakhs for seriously injured & Rs 50,000 for those who suffered minor injuries: Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil Aviation Minister13:13 August 08Preventive action minimised the loss of lives: Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri"We were fortunate that unlike the tragic accident at Mangaluru Airport 10 years ago, where the aircraft caught fire, here preventive action minimised the loss of lives," said Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil Aviation Minister."Reasons for Air India Express flight crash at Karipur airport being investigated," Puri added.13:11 August 08

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