Thursday, March 04, 2021

Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri plans a memorial for 1996 mid-air collision victims

Rohtak: Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri district, the site of the horrific 1996 mid-air collision of two airplanes, is working on a project to erect a memorial for 349 people on board who died when a plane from Kazakhstan and another going to Saudi Arabia collided and then crashed.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763, a Boeing 747 en route from Delhi to Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907, an Ilyushin Il-76 en route from Kazakhstan to Delhi collided over the Tikan village of Charkhi Dadri on 12 November 1996.

The plan for a memorial-cum-park was mooted to give the families of the victims who visit the crash site a place to remember their loved ones. “When family members of those who were killed in the mishap come to Dadri, they want to go to the site of the accident. However, there is no place where they can pay tribute to their loved ones. In these circumstances, the district administration is exploring the possibility of constructing a memorial for people who died in the air crash at Tikan village and also work on a plan to develop a tourism complex and park there,” Charkhi Dadri deputy commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said on Wednesday.

He said the names and other information of those killed in mid-air collision will also be written on the proposed memorial. 

04/02/21 Times of India

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