Both Air India pilot and co-pilot died in this plane accident. This flight was from the Vanda India Mission which ran from Dubai to Calicut.
The number of people killed in the Air India plane crash at Kozhikode Airport in Kerala has increased to 16. The plane’s pilot and co-pilot also lost their lives in this accident. Deepak Vasant Sathe, the captain of the plane who lost his life in the accident, was a test pilot of the Air Force. Air force test pilots conduct tests on a number of aircraft. The pilot saved 170 passengers, losing his life. This flight of the accident was of Vande Bharat Mission.
Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur, director of the Center for Air Power Studies, said that Deepak Sathe was a test pilot with him. He was a very experienced pilot. He said, “RIP Tester.” Manmohan Bahadur told that under the call sign of the test pilot, ‘tester’ is put in front of the name.
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According to the information, the plane was re-landing. That is, the plane could not land in the first attempt. After this, the pilot made a second landing. But in the second landing, Air India aircraft slipped on the runway of IX-1344 air port.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that visibility was low on the runway. The runway was full of water. The plane fell into a 35-foot gap after it slipped. The plane crashed into two pieces. After this accident, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has called an emergency meeting.