“Reached Kozhikode to take stock of the status & implementation of relief measures after the air accident last evening. Will hold consultations with senior civil aviation officials & professionals. Digital Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder of the aircraft have been retrieved. AAIB is conducting investigations. It is very unfortunate that 18 people including the two pilots have lost their lives in this air accident. I once again offer my condolences to the families of the bereaved and wish a speedy recovery to those injured,” Puri tweeted. … [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’
We are humansMultiple pilots Moneycontrol spoke to shared instances where investigations into technical faults during a flight were quick to find fault in them, but did little in corrective action."Everyone makes mistakes. But then there is a need to have a system and proper checks and balances to ensure that these errors don't get repeated or become fatal," says a senior pilot. … [Read more...] about Air India Express crash | Do investigators take the easy way out by blaming pilots?
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
"I imbibed certain values from my family, no matter how much I oppose anyone, I have never used such language. Ashok Gehlot ji is elder to me and I respect him personally but I have the right to raise work-related concerns. If I respond then it would not be good," he said. … [Read more...] about Never crossed Lakshman rekha: Pilot on Gehlot jibes