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Air India Express crash: Fatalities rise to 18

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Kozhikode: The number of fatalities in the crash landing of AIR INDIA EXPRESS IX-1344, B-737 from Dubai to Calicut on 7 August, 2020 at Calicut has risen to 18.

An AIR INDIA EXPRESS LIMITED bulletin on Saturday afternoon (8 August) said the Commander of the ill-fated aircraft IX-1344 Capt. Deepak Vasant Sathe was an experienced Boeing 737-800 aircraft pilot and had earlier also flown the Airbus A-310. He had also won the sword of honour at the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad and was an accomplished fighter pilot before becoming a commercial pilot.

The family of the deceased Commander Capt. Deepak Vasant Sathe has been duly escorted by the Angels of Air India and the Emergency Response Team from Mumbai to Calicut. The family was escorted to the hospital where the mortal remains of the Captain were kept for post mortem.

As regards the family of the deceased co-pilot Capt. Akhilesh Kumar, they have already been escorted from Delhi to Calicut by Air India Express officials and Angels of Air India.

Earlier, two special relief flights had been arranged from Delhi and one from Mumbai for rendering humanitarian assistance to all the passengers and the family members.

The Emergency Response Director of AIR INDIA EXPRESS LIMITED was coordinating with all the agencies in Calicut, Mumbai as well as Delhi, Dubai for effective emergency response. The AAIB, DGCA & Flight Safety Departments had reached for investigating the accident.

The accident occurred, at 1940, local time. Immediately, search and rescue operations were carried out and all passengers many of whom were survivors had been sent to various hospitals. Emergency Command Center was immediately activated after the news of the accident. The Emergency Response Team members and GO Teams were sent to the accident scene, and they rendered necessary help to assist the emergency services and local authorities.

There were 184 passengers and 06 crew on board flight IX-1344. Unfortunately, the pilots passed away.

AIR INDIA EXPRESS LTD has established a passenger information centre, and a toll-free number has been made available for family or friends of those who may have been on board flight IX-1344. The toll-free number is 1800 2222 71. For those calling from outside. can call international country code.

Kajakhstan plane crashes shortly after takeoff

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Bek Air Fokker-100 (UP-F1007) -file photo

Ankara/Nur Sultan: Bek Air flight Z92100, with 100 on board, crashed killing at least 12 and injuring many others shortly after takeoff from Almaty Friday, 27 December morning.

The aircraft operated on Flight #Z92100 was a 23 year old Fokker-100 (UP-F1007). It crashed over a residential area in Kazakhstan. First reports indicate that 95 passengers and 5 crew members were on board.

Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement: We are deeply saddened to hear that this morning a passenger plane from Almaty to Nur-Sultan crashed shortly after take-off causing tragic loss of life and injuries both on board and at the crash site.

We share the sorrow of friendly and brotherly people of Kazakhstan and express our profound sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families and wish speedy recovery to the injured.

The Bek Air Z92100 1 hr 35 mt non=stop flight was from Almaty to Nur-Sultan (formerly named Astana) in Kazakhstan. Scheduled departure time was 01:05 UTC time (07:05 local time) and the take off was at 01:21 UTC time.

Ethiopian Airlines Adis Ababa- Nairobi flight crashes, No survivors

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Nairobi: An Ethiopian Airlines Adis Ababa – Nairobi flight that was carrying 157 people has crashed. There are no survivors.

The Boeing 737 Max-8 flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya had 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board. It crashed shortly after take-off from Adis Ababa at 08:44 local time.

The flight was carrying 32 Kenyans. Also among the passengers were 18 Canadian, 8 American, 7 Btritish and 4 Indian nationals.

According to a facebook post by UN staff unions: A significant number of UN family colleagues were on Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, many heading for the opening of the UN Environment Assembly. The Department of Operational Support is working to establish the full picture.&nbsp; <br>
Based on TRIP and UN travel agencies, 19 staff are reported as having been on the flight. However, the number may change once the flight manifest is released. Flags will be flown at half mast on Monday.

Statement of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

GENEVA, 10 March – It is with great sadness and shock that I have learned today that UNHCR colleagues were among the passengers of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 which crashed in Ethiopia this morning. Colleagues from the United Nations and other partners were also on board.

Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed that there were no survivors.

We are working to confirm how many UNHCR colleagues were among those on board the tragic flight. We are following through our procedures to inform the families and assist them at this heart-breaking and painful time.

UNHCR has suffered today a huge loss. Our deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of our colleagues and all others we have so tragically lost today.

President of The Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta expressed condolences on Twitter:

“We are saddened by the news of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger aircraft that is reported to have crashed 6 minutes after takeoff en route to Kenya. My prayers go to all the families and associates of those on board.”

8 bodies recovered from wreckage of US Marine Chopper

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BUH-1Y  (representative photo)
BUH-1Y (representative photo)

Kathmandu: Bodies of eight soldiers – six Americans and two Nepalese service members – on board the ill-fated U.S. military helicopter that disappeared Tuesday night while on a relief mission in an earthquake-hit district of Nepal were recovered today from the wreckage at a high altitude on a mountainside.

The wreckage was spotted on Friday.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, has expressed sadness at the chopper crash in Nepal. In a statement he said, “The chopper crash in Nepal is unfortunate & saddening. India is ready to provide all possible assistance,” the Prime Minister said.