Karipur flight crash: DGCA rejects allegation on pilot's mistake


The MPs from Kerala demanded that the development of Karipur airport should be made faster and the probe report on the flight crash should be submitted within five months.

New Delhi: The allegations that there were lapses on the part of the pilot in Karipur flight crash are wrong, stated the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). A statement in this regard cannot be made before completing the investigation, the DGCA representative stated in the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Civil Aviation.

The DGCA made this clear when MPs K Muraleedharan and Anto Antony brought attention to the matter. The MPs from Kerala demanded that the development of Karipur airport should be made faster and the probe report on the flight crash should be submitted within five months.

The MPs also asked to increase the compensation announced for the family of the deceased and requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to bear the medical expenses of the people who were injured in the crash. They also urged to complete the investigation into the mishap and to submit the report at the earliest.

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