Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (SP)
Bangalore, Sep 29: R P Sahil, joint director in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) informed here on Tuesday September 28 that the report of the Court of Inquiry (COI) appointed to go into the crash of Air India Express flight 812 after overshooting the runway at Mangalore airport on May 22 this year, is expected to be published after two months. 158 persons had lost their lives in the above tragedy, with eight survivors.
The COI with six members, had been given time till August 31 o submit its report. The deadline was then extended to September 30. It is learnt that as per the International Civil Aviation Organization’s guidelines, the country where the crashed aircraft was manufactured, has the right to testify as to whether the aircraft was in good condition or not, at the time of its crash.
The crashed aircraft was a Boeing 737-800 made in USA. As such, the draft report of the findings of COI had been sent to the aviation regulatory authority of USA a week back. A final report would be prepared once response from USA is received. Hence, the expected delay is around two months, he explained.
Initial findings had pointed fingers at the pilot error for the crash.