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SIT formed by Kerala police to investigate plane crash | India News


MALAPPURAM: Kerala Police formed a Special Investigation Team on Sunday to investigate the Air India Express accident at nearby Karipur International Airport with 18 passengers, including the pilot and co-pilot.
The 30-member team will be led by Malappuram Additional Police Superintendent G Sabu, according to a government statement.
Police said a case was recorded under various provisions of the Aircraft Act and sections 337, 338 and 304 A of the Indian Penal Code, according to a statement from one of the CISF staff members who was on duty. security on the periphery of the airport near the site that day.
Section 337 of the IPC seeks to cause harm to any person by performing any act so reckless or negligent as to endanger human life or the personal safety of others.
Section 338 tries to cause serious harm by acts that endanger the life or personal safety of others, while 304 A tries to cause wrongful death.
Eighteen people died and dozens were injured when the AIE flight Dubai with 190 on board it overcame the pruning table while landing in heavy rain and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two pieces Friday night.
At least 14 passengers from the ill-fated Air India Express remain critical at various hospitals, Malappuram district collector K Gopalakrishnan said.
So far, 49 passengers have been discharged from hospitals.
Air India Express said on Sunday that the mortal remains of the 16 passengers who lost their lives in the accident had been handed over to their families.
The body of pilot-in-command Deepak Vasanth was flown from Cochin to Mumbai and his funeral will take place on Tuesday, an Air India official said.
Co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar was cremated on Sunday in his hometown in Mathura.
Meanwhile, the AAIB (Aircraft Accident Investigation Office) has started the accident investigation with the support of the Flight Safety Officers.

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