Friday, April 28, 2017

DGCA team in Tiroda to probe plane crash

A team of directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) reached the air crash site near Tiroda town close to the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Thursday.
Meanwhile, parents of the deceased trainee pilot had also reached Gondia where the National Flying Training Institute (NFTI) is located.
Trainee pilot Himani Kalyan, 24, and instructor Ranjan Gupta, 44, were on a regular sortie when their twin-engined Diamond DA42 plane crashed on Wednesday morning. The plane hit a high-tension electric wire and the impact caused damage to its wings. Soon, it crashed into a reservoir.
It is still not known why the plane was flying at such a low altitude. After taking off around 9am, it made the last contact with the air traffic controller at 9.29am.
Sources at Gondia airport said that the DGCA team will be submitting the probe report after "following the due course". "The last rites of the instructor were completed at Gondia itself as his family was here," said the source.
TOI learns that Himani's parents, who work in a private airlines, took her body back to New Delhi in the chartered flight they had come in.
28/04/17 The Times Of India