AIR INDIA CRASH

  • Govt's top award for firemen bravery: Rs 100 April 19, 2011

    New Delhi: How much reward does a fire fighter get for one of the most difficult relief and rescue operations in recent times? That too in a major air crash, the worst in a decade. Karnataka government thinks that Rs 100 is the best reward! The 85 fire department personnel who...
  • Retd Air Marshall to lead M'lore crash probe June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The government has appointed a Court of Inquiry to probe the Mangalore air crash which killed 158 people. The Court will be headed by Air Marshall Retd. Bhushan Neel Kant Bhokhale. The other members of the Court of Inquiry include Ron Nagar, SS Nath, Babu Peter, N Gurcharan Bhatura....
  • Devil's Advocate: Patel defends Indian aviation May 30, 2010

    Indian aviation is hundred percent safe and people must not lose faith in their own system, says Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel after the crash of an Air India plane in Mangalore last week . Patel told Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate Indian aviation regulators were the best in the...
  • M'lore airport runway will be extended: Praful May 30, 2010

    New Delhi: A week after an Air India flight crashed in Mangalore killing a 158 people, the Civil Aviation Minister has given an assurance that the length of the Mangalore airport runway and the spillover area will be increased to meet international norms. "Whatever that has to be learnt from the...
  • AI crash: IX 812 black box badly damaged May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Studying the Black Box of DubaiMangalore flight IX812, which crashed on Saturday killing 158 people, could take longer than expected. The cockpit voice recorder and the black box were badly damaged in the crash and may now have to be sent to the US for further analysis When the...
  • Three more Mangalore crash victims identified May 26, 2010

    Kasargode, Kerala: Three more bodies of Keralites who died in the Air India Express plane crash in Mangalore on May 22, have been identified through DNA test, a state government official said. All three were from Kasargode district, which borders Mangalore. The result of the DNA test was conveyed to the...
  • Mangalore crash: black box recovered, intact May 25, 2010

    New Delhi: After 72 hours of the Air India Express Boeing 737800 crashed in Mangalore that claimed 158 lives, the Digital Flight Data Recorder or the "Black Box" has been the found on Tuesday. "We have recovered the Digital Flight Data Recorder, the main body is intact," said a DGCA...
  • DGCA still clueless about the black box May 24, 2010

    Officials say that it is not emitting any signal due to which tracing has become even more difficult. ...
  • AI forced colleagues of killed crew to work? May 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Air India Express reportedly forced some crew members to fly against their will on Saturday evening, just a few hours after flight IX812 crashed as it overshot Mangalore's Bajpe airport killing 158 people. CNNIBN has learnt that cabin crew operating on the Mangalore route was forced to fly against...
  • Mangalore crash: 22 bodies still unidentified May 24, 2010

    Mangalore: It has been more than two days since the Air India Express flight IX812 crashed after overshooting Mangalore's Bajpe airport killing 158 people. But the bodies of 22 victims are yet to be identified. Authorities say DNA test results will take more than a week to come, which means the...
  • Crash victims' families wait to get bodies May 24, 2010

    Family members of those killed in the crash face the painful task of identifying bodies from the charred remains. ...
  • Has M'lore crash put expat pilots under scanner? May 24, 2010

    The Air India Express plane crash has once again put the practice of hiring expat pilots under scanner. ...
  • Can't rule out human error behind crash: Patel May 23, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel says that it is unfair to blame the runways for Saturday's air disaster in Mangalore in which 158 passengers lost their lives. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Patel said that the length of a runway is determined by the type of aircraft...
  • 'Art of Living' to console Air India staff May 23, 2010

    Mangalore: The "young" cabin crew of Air India is so traumatised after Saturday's plane crash, in which 158 people were killed, that volunteers from Art of Living have been sought to counsel them, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Jadhav said on Sunday. "Our cabin crew is very young, they...
  • Mangalore mortuary runs out of caskets May 23, 2010

    Even as Mangalore comes to terms with the colossal air tragedy, the city faces crisis of acute shortage of cabinets in the mortuary to keep the dead bodies. ...
  • Man who was to attend father's funeral died May 23, 2010

    Abu Dhabi: A 27yearold Siddique was rushing home to Kerala on hearing his father's demise. But what awaited him was death. Siddique was on board the illfated Air India Express flight which crashed in Mangalore on Saturday. Tragically, Siddique was scheduled to fly on a different flight but had let...
  • AI crash: Victims traced, hunt on for black box May 23, 2010

    Mangalore: All the 158 bodies of the Mangalore air crash victims have now been recovered. However, with the black box voice recorder not yet recovered, it was unclear why Flight IX812, carrying mostly migrant workers returning from the Persian Gulf, overshot the runway in Mangalore and plunged down the...
  • They couldn't catch flight, held on to life May 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Thresiamma Philip missed her flight on Saturday, and that is probably the best thing that has happened to her in life. Philip, a Dubai resident, was scheduled to take the Air India Express plane to Mangalore but she got the timing of the flight wrong. The plane crashed in...
  • List of crew members killed in Mangalore May 22, 2010

    Mumbai: Air India has released the list of crew members killed Saturday in the DubaiMangalore Air India Express crash in Mangalore. They are Capt. Z. Glusica, Commander, H.S. Ahluwalia, First Officer, Sujata Survasi, crew, Yoganther Rana, crew, Tejal A. Kamulkar, crew, and Mohammad Ali, crew. 7 Mangalore air crash survivors identified List of...
  • There could be more survivors, hopes Air India May 22, 2010

    Mumbai: There could be more survivors in Saturday's Air India Express crash at Mangalore than seven of its passengers being treated for injuries at hospitals in the city, airline officials manning the helpline numbers here said. "We have reports coming in that there could be more survivors," said one official at...
  • Missed his flight, saved his life May 22, 2010

    Mangalore: Heavy workload prevented Dubaibased worker Vasant Shetty from taking the illfated flight to Mangalore and he thanks God for it. "It's all God's grace.I missed the flight and survived", Shetty, booked to travel on the Air India Express, said. "My friend had booked the ticket for me.But due to heavy workload...
  • Mangalore mystery: questions about air crash May 22, 2010

    New Delhi: An Air India Express passenger plane from Dubai crashed outside Mangalore airport in Karnataka on Saturday, killing 158 people when it burst into flames after overshooting the runway. What are the questions that investigators into the crash will be asking? While the process is an exhaustive one, here are...
  • Boeing team to help probe Mangalore crash May 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Boeing announced Saturday that it was sending a team to India to provide technical assistance to investigators after a Boeing 737 Air India Express crashed in Mangalore killing 158 people. "Boeing is sending a team to provide technical assistance to the investigation at the invitation of the Indian authorities,"...
  • Survivors of air crash recount the horror May 22, 2010

    The 2 passengers are among the 8 who survived the deadly Mangalore air crash that killed 158 people. ...
  • M'lore crash: what could have happened May 22, 2010

    At least 158 passengers onboard the Air India Express plane were killed on Saturday as it crashed in Mangalore. ...
  • Air crash kills family on way to attend wedding May 22, 2010

    Dubai: A Gulf News staff member, her husband and their daughter, who were flying to India to attend a wedding, were killed in the Air India crash on Saturday near Mangalore, a family member said. The Air India Express passenger plane flying from Dubai overshot the runway after landing at the...
  • Gorges surround Mangalore's 'table top' airport May 22, 2010

    Mangalore: Flying into Mangalore has always been considered difficult because the airport is on top of a hill and surrounded by deep gorges that are just 30 metres from the runway. The airport is at Bajpe, about 20 km from Mangalore and 350 km from the state capital Bangalore. The runway...
  • Pilot didn't send any distress signal: AAI May 22, 2010

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Visibility at the Mangalore airport where an Air India Express flight crashed on Saturday was more than required and there was "no distress indication" from the pilot of the illfated plane, officials said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation will conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident, they said. The...
  • Recent major plane crashes May 22, 2010

    An Air India Express passenger plane from Dubai crashed outside the Mangalore airport on Saturday, killing 158 people. There were reports of some survivors. Here are some details of major plane crashes in the last three years: Jan. 1, 2007 Indonesian Boeing 737400 operated by budget carrier Adam Air disappeared from...
  • Miraculous escape for 8 passengers of AI flight May 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Authorities have identified the seven survivors of the Mangalore Air India plane crash on Saturday. Sabrina Nasrinhuq Ummer Farook Mayankutty K P Mohammed Kunhi, Joel Pratap DSouza, Krishnan Koolikkunnu G K Pradeep Puttur Ismail Abdulla Mohammed List of 'no show' passengers: Merwyn D Souza Vasantha Shetty Thresiamma Philip Mohamed Ashfaq Husna Farheen Sanjeeva Babanna Hegde Louiscarlo Vincent Geraro Steven...