Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicAir India crash

Topic: Air India crash

AI pilot unions demand removal of DGCA chief over ‘amateurish comments’ on Kerala plane crash

Two Air India pilot unions said the remarks on news channels by DGCA chief Arun Kumar reveal his 'total lack of technical knowledge'.

How Malappuram says ‘Vande Bharat’, and Somnath ‘darshan’ by Rajasthan BJP MLAs

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Weather is dismissed as a factor in Kozhikode Air India Express crash

Visibility, precipitation and tailwinds at the Kozhikode airport were within acceptable guidelines for landing on Friday evening.

56 passengers injured in Air India Express plane crash discharged from hospitals

On Saturday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said 149 people, including three critically injured, were admitted to hospitals in Kozhikode.

Black box transcripts from Kerala plane crash to be recovered soon, says DGCA

DGCA's Anil Kumar said the initial report said aircraft touchdown 3000 ft overshot the runway. There was a light rain following which aircraft slipped & went down by 10 feet.

Kerala Air India crash was a disaster waiting to happen, say experts, point to runway

The runway in Kozhikode is of the 'tabletop' kind — carved out of hills, such runways are surrounded by deep valleys, which means there’s no room for even the slightest slip-up.

Civil Aviation Minister announces interim relief of Rs 10 lakh for AI plane crash victims

The Kerala govt also announced that it will be giving Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of those who lost their lives in the crash.

Deepak Sathe, pilot of crashed AI plane, would’ve ensured minimum fatalities, says IAF mate

Captain Deepak Sathe was a former IAF Wing Commander who flew the MiG-21 and was later a test pilot before retiring after 22 years in service. He then became a commercial pilot.

Black box recovered from crashed Air India plane, to be sent to Delhi for investigation

The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder will help in finding the cause of the accident, a DGCA official said.

Cracks on runway, water stagnation — lapses DGCA noted in notice to Kozhikode airport in 2019

The show-cause notice noted cracks and excessive rubber deposits along the runway on which the AI Express plane crashed Friday, killing at least 18 people.

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Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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