Sunday, May 12, 2013

DGCA nod sought to shift crashed aircraft

Bhubaneswar: The state government has sought the permission of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to remove an aircraft, belonging to a private company, which has been lying abandoned at the state-owned Barbil airstrip.
The aircraft (VT-REL) that crashed at the airstrip in April, 2011, is causing inconvenience to other aircraft landing there.
The state government in its letter to DGCA on May 8 has also requested it to initiate steps for recovery of user fee from the company as its aircraft has been occupying the airstrip for over two years.
"After the accident, the DGCA technical team had conducted an inquiry into the accident," said a state government official.
He said they have sent copies of the letter to the controller of airworthiness (a sub-regional office of DGCA), Bhubaneswar and the company, which owns the aircraft.
12/05/13 Times of India