These accounts indicate acts of omission and commission by the authorities, who allowed big aircraft to operate from a tabletop with hardly any buffer between the runway and a steep drop ahead or space on either side; worse, the airport operator seems to have allowed water to collect on the runway, leading to aquaplaning.
Malappuram (Ker), Aug 9 (PTI) The Kerala police on Sunday constituted a Special Investigation Team to probe the Air India Express crash at nearby Karipur worldwide airport on 18 passengers, including the pilot and co-pilot.
The DGCA chief's remarks go against the popular belief that the pilots-former IAF Wing Commander Deepak Sathe and First Officer Akhilesh Kumar-saved hundreds of lives by switching off the plane's engine, thus ensuring that it didn't burst into flames upon landing. It can travel longer distances than the narrow-body aircraft.
"No aircraft larger than a 737 or a 320 should be permitted to land there".
Airports with table-top runways are subject to the same rigorous regulatory requirements and are periodically audited for safety, Kumar said. However, major airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are managed by private companies.
Democrats, Trump Administration Clash Over State And Local Aid
Ben Sasse of Nebraska that Trump's actions were " unconstitutional slop ". "Here's what I think might happen", said Schumer. For example, Trump's action does not directly extend the previous federal supplement to unemployment benefits.
On August 7, 18 people, including the two pilots, died after the Air Express flight skidded off the runway at Karipur airport in Kozhikode amid heavy rain.
The DGCA has also started an audit of 10 to 12 airports in heavy rain areas where physical examination will be conducted of several factors like runway friction, slope, operational area lighting and overall communication and navigation (CNS) systems.
A total of 56 passengers injured due to the crash have been discharged from various hospitals after obtaining complete fitness, said Air India Express. They should not permit any landing during monsoons on runway 10. He said the provision of EMAS is not mandatory in a civil airport as per the ICAO guidelines. "Provision of EMAS at Mangalore and Kozhikode were examined by AAI in consultation with DGCA, subsequent to the Air India Express accident at Mangalore in 2010".
However, a second committee suggested that if the runway safety area was increased at Calicut airport, the EMAS would not be needed, Kumar said.