Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

Plane that crashed in Mumbai not certified as airworthy

Mumbai plane crash Husband of pilot killed blames aviation company Plane that crashed in Mumbai not certified as airworthy
Steven Clarke | 03 July, 2018, 09:26

The aircraft was on its first test flight to secure an airworthiness certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The plane had been bought in 1995 by the Uttar Pradesh state government, which chose to sell it after the crash in 2012 caused damage that required costly repairs, said Surya Pal Gangwar, a state civil aviation official in Lucknow, the state capital.

The aircraft's crucial flight data recorder - the "black box" - has been recovered.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too visited the crash site and said the air mishap would be probed.

The aircraft was on a test run as it took off from the Juhu airstrip, with no passengers on board.

Mumbai: Two days after the husband of the co-pilot of the small plane which crashed in suburban Ghatkopar questioned the air-worthiness of the ill-fated plane belonging to the UY Aviation, the company on Sunday said that all "necessary" requirements and "approvals" were in place. "While we can not say exactly what happened, this will be part of our evidence", a senior AAIB official said.

The 12-seater aircraft crashed on Thursday, killing both pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers on board, besides a passer-by. It crashed near a multistory building under construction, they said.

Smoke from Sugarloaf Fire burning in Grand County drifting into Boulder County
The smoke from the fires has drifted down to San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. "It's a fire year now", Anthony said. A blaze burning for several days in Lake County jumped containment lines Saturday, prompting additional evacuation orders.

The police and other agencies, meanwhile, struggled to collect evidence from the spot as it rained incessantly.

"We heard Two explosions, and we thought it was a blast" one of the eyewitnesses give this statement to TV channels.

Mumbai, Jun 29 A day after an aircraft crashed into an under-construction building in Ghatkopar here, CCTV footage has emerged showing the intensity of the impact.

Maria Zuberi's 15-year-old daughter had recently won gold medal in a quiz competition. "The incident has nothing to do with Uttar Pradesh government", Gupta said.

Kathuria said that co-pilot Pradeep Rajput shared the same view.

The father of Surabhi Gupta, one of the maintenance engineers who died in the crash, said Surabhi had called him before the flight to say that she would be flying in a "sick aircraft".

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