Friday, March 31, 2017

24 air accidents in three years: Government

The government today said there have been 24 air accidents in the last three years in the country that resulted in 28 fatalities.

There have been no air accidents so far this year.

"24 accidents took place in the country in the last three years and the current year (till February)," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha.

Last year, there were seven accidents and the number stood at 10 in 2015. As many as seven such accidents happened in 2014, as per data provided in the written reply.

"28 fatalities have occurred in these accidents," Sinha said. In a separate written reply, the Minister said nine cases of "unauthorised entry at Indira Gandhi International Airport" in the national capital have been reported till date in the current year.
30/03/17 PTI/The New Indian Express