Friday, May 26, 2017

Air India brings 22 bodies, five injured to Indore

Indore: National carrier Air India on Thursday operated a special charter flight to ferry the bodies of 22 pilgrims, who died in a bus accident in Uttarakhand, to Indore. The special Air India flight, carrying 22 bodies and five injured persons, landed at Indore airport at 3.7 pm, an Air India official said. Under the supervision of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan the injured people were sent to MY Hospital and while bodies were dispatched to their native villages

For the first time, a chartered plane is used to ferry bodies of ordinary people to the city. Air India’s special flight Air Bus-319 took-off from Dehradun airport at around 1.27 pm with 22 bodies in coffins and five injured (two on stretcher), three doctors, five officials of district administration including SDM Sandeep Soni and Home Guard Commandant Saiyad Javed and nine officials and crew of Air India. It landed at the city airport at 3.07pm. The five injured were brought out of the flight first. Chouhan met them and inquired about their health before they were rushed to MY Hospital in an ambulance at 3.33 pm.
26/05/17 Free Press Journal