Mangalore Crash: AI Sets up 6 Centres to Expedite Claims


Mangalore Crash: AI Sets up 6 Centres to Expedite Claims

Mumbai, May 24, (PTI) : With a view to expedite compensation claims of the families of those killed in the Mangalore air crash, Air India has set up centres at Mumbai, Kozhikode, Delhi, Dubai, Chennai and Mangalore. 

AI's first priority is to expedite compensation to the victims' families, AI's emergency response coordinator Harpreet Singh De told reporters here.

De said AI has set up 6 centres at Mumbai, Kozhikode, Delhi, Dubai, Chennai and Mangalore for facilitating claims for interim compensation.

The airline has decided to release an interim payment of Rs 10 lakh for the families of each adult killed in the tragedy, Rs five lakh for children below 12 years and two lakh for the injured.

Altogether 128 bodies, including those of three cabin crew, have been handed over to their families for performing last rites, while 22 are yet to be identified.

The DNA samples of the 22 badly charred bodies, which are yet to be identified, have been collected. Eight more bodies are lying at a hospital morgue whose claimants have not turned up, she said.

The DGCA, she said, has begun the investigation into the crash, the worst in the country in a decade.

Air India's Express flight from Dubai crashed at the Mangalore airport on Saturday leaving 158 dead. 

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    • devika, mlore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      My realative mr poonja and fly passed away my hearty condolence to their mother who is alive the tragedy is people who live family away for money purpose and end in such tragedy is really a great loss to family......so think loving one another is important money may come and go but life is precious.....

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    • Ozzy, Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Watch this youtube video and what do you say about her media attitude? It's surprising!!!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aypLZgBpbM

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    • Olivia Moras , Puttur, Kuppepadau / Toronto

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Very well said Soumya. Families want their dear ones life, not money. And ofcourse measures to be taken to prevent these accidents from happening again.

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    • annie castelino, mangalore/sharjah

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Is it still safe to fly to mlore?After the crash, the chairman of AAI went on record to say that the Mangalore runway and the airport met International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. But the aiming point (the point where the undercarriage of the aircraft is supposed to touch down on the runway while landing) on the runway does not conform to ICAO standards.our system which is mired in corruption has managed 10 years without fatal airline crashes.
      * The party was spoilt in Mangalore. If they do not address safety issues and learn from accidents worldwide, we may not see a happy monsoon. The dice has finally ped against our safety system. ur system which is mired in corruption has managed 10 years without fatal airline crashes.
      has finally ped against our safety system. mangaloreans wake up.

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    • Soumya, Mangalore/Kuwait

      Mon, May 24 2010

      So many people have lost their lives in the most horrible accident that has left every one in tears..

      i really do not understand how can money compensate the loss of lives... who the hell is going to even claim fr this.. will the parents claim money for the life of their child? a wife claim money for the loss she suffered? any family wil claim money???

      only one thing that needs to be done is assure that such events never take place.. PLS take corrective measures to make this airport safe for all of us...

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