Mangalore crash report in 2 months

The Air India Express flight flying from Dubai had overshot the Mangalore airport runway before crashing into the retaining wall in May this year. Even as speculation is rife about the pilot’s error, the officer said that nothing could be determined until the report was out.

He said “The report, as per the International Civil Aviation rules, annex three, has been sent to the manufacturing country, which will have two months time to look into the report and furnish an explanation. Only after that the report will be produced before the court here.”

The officer said because of this reason, the commission could not meet the August 31 deadline. On the helicopter crash at HAL’s Rotary Wing Academy being inquired by a DGCA team, he said it is yet to be completed.

Contradicting the initial reports which suggested that tail-rotor-control loss might have led to the crash, as the helicopter barely took off the ground he said “The pilots were fit and the helicopter was also in good condition.”

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