By Ashoke Raj
New Delhi [India], September 16 (ANI): Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday informed that the investigator-in-charge Captain S S Chahar, who is probing Air India Express crash, will "submit the report to Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) preferably within five months from the date of order."
Chahar was appointed by the Director-General of AAIB on August 13, 2020, for probing this case.
"The investigator-in-charge will determine the probable cause and contributory factors leading to this accident," the Union Minister stated in a written reply in Rajya Sabha to an unstarred question.
The Air India Express flight carrying 190 passengers including 10 infants skidded while landing at Karipur airport in Kozhikode on August 7. A total of 21 persons, including the two pilots, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident.
The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) have been recovered from the crash site and an investigation is underway. (ANI)