Kerala plane crash: Black box of Air India Express flight brought to Delhi, probe begins

South India

The black box of Air India Express flight that crash landed at Kozhikode airport on Friday was brought to Delhi on Sunday.


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which is conducting a probe on Sunday said that the black box of the ill-fated flight had been brought and kept at its office for examination. 

Speaking to news agency ANI, the airline regulator's Director General, Anil Kumar, stressed that only a 'thorough and unbiased' probe would tell what exactly happened.

 "Soon we will have all transcripts from recovered black boxes. We are also going to talk to Boeing to examine aircraft's original equipment and check for defects. Only after conducting a thorough and unbiased probe, can we tell what exactly happened", he said.  

He also invitied international aviation bodies to help the DGCA in its probe. 

"Since Delhi is an international airport, international aviation bodies are welcome to aid us in the investigation", the DGCA chief further said.

As many as 19 people, including two pilots, were killed as an Air India Express flight from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at the Calicut International Airport (Karipur Airport).

Over 100 were injured when the Boeing-737 flight from Dubai, repatriating Indians stranded due to the Covid-19 pandemic, overshot the runway amid heavy rain. The aircraft, carrying 190 including 174 passengers and 6crew

On Saturday, the black box or flight data recorders and voice recorder of the Air India Express flight that crashed at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport on Friday were found.

Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced Rs 10 lakh compensation and said the medical expenses of those under treatment will be taken over by the state government.


With inputs from Agency

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