The Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the Air India Express flight that crashed in Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday night was recovered from the site on Saturday morning. Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri who flew from Delhi to the accident site said there was no need to speculate as a probe has been ordered adding that there was no question over the pilots’ competence. … [Read more...] about Pilots operating Air India flight were very experienced, no doubt over their competence: Puri
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Let us say a pump is tested. First of all, we do a motor testing. Then it is coupled and the pump is run. We check if the vibration level is okay -- whether it is performing its duty, whether it is developing pressure as per the design. … [Read more...] about Koodankulam: ‘It takes time to make a plant operational’
Especially if a crash plays out in a similar way to an earlier one, says Mohan Ranganathan, an aviation safety expert who was part of the committee that was set up after the Mangalore crash to suggest way to improve safety standards. "Initial reports have said that there is similarity in the two crashes in Kozhikode and Mangalore, despite them being 10 years apart. Same mistakes committed point to a lack of proper training, or a system," he says. … [Read more...] about Air India Express crash | Do investigators take the easy way out by blaming pilots?
Kumar said in a television interview that the plane’s “landing was not smooth”. In another interview, he said that “two fellows are dead...and the landing it seems was not appropriate”, the ICPA and the IPG wrote in the letter to Puri. … [Read more...] about DGCA chief has no technical knowledge, 2 pilots’ unions tell Hardeep Puri to remove him
I have not heard anything like this but we have all raised issues related to the people. After all, in three years, we will go back to the people. We had raised issues about accountability on the promises that we made to the people and getting answers. None of us has ever uttered one word against the party. I don’t think there can be two views on the question of having a more participatory government. … [Read more...] about ‘Not one of our MLAs spoke to or met BJP leaders’, says Sachin Pilot