Sunday, October 20, 2019

AAIB to submit final report on Ghatkopar aircraft crash by December

Mumbai: Apex aircraft accident investigation body AAIB is likely to submit its final report in Ghatkopar aircraft crash to the government by December this year, and necessary action will be taken based on the findings of the probe, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said.
On June 28, 2018, a King Air C-90 charter aircraft crashed during a test flight in the eastern suburb of Ghatkopar.

Four people onboard the aircraft -- two pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers -- as well as a bystander were killed in the incident.

The plane belonged to U Y Aviation Pvt Ltd which had a pact with Indamar Aviation Pvt Ltd for carrying out repairs and making the aircraft serviceable.

"Investigation by Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) in the Ghatkopar plane crash has been completed and the final report is likely to come out by December 2019," Puri informed former BJP lawmaker Kirit Somaiya in a communication last Wednesday.

The AAIB, which comes under the Civil Aviation Ministry, has been mandated to investigate all serious incidents/accidents involving India registered aircraft.

Immediately after the crash, the probe was handed over to the AAIB.

Besides, a parliamentary panel on labour, headed by Somaiya, also looked into the crash and submitted its report to the House.
20/10/19 PTI/Times of India
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