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Already Delayed Air India Express Flight Returns to Kerala

Thursday, August 21, 2014
By George Hatcher
Already Delayed Air India Express Flight Returns to Kerala

A Dubai-bound Air India Express flight IX 539 returned and made an emergency landing at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport, Kerala, India, at 10:30 p.m. on August 19. The flight was scheduled to take off at 4:30 p.m. local time, however, the passengers were told that it would be delayed due to a technical issue... »

A Dubai Bound Air India Flight Diverts to Mumbai on Suspicion of Damaged Tire

Sunday, March 16, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Dubai Bound Air India Flight Diverts to Mumbai on Suspicion of Damaged Tire An Air India Express Flight flying from Lucknow to Dubai made a safe emergency landing in Mumbai on its third attempt. Flight IX 193 took off at 2.05 pm on March 8, 2014, from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow.... »

Emergency Landing in Bahrain

Sunday, November 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

Forty-four passengers were aboard the Air India Express flight that made an emergency landing in Mumbai. The plane developed a “technical glitch” but landed safely. The passengers were provided an alternative flight. The Air India Express flight had been en route from Bahrain to Mangalore. Download article as PDF »

Indian Pilots: One bad seed

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
By George Hatcher
Indian Pilots: One bad seed

What: Air India Express en route from Cochin-Salalah Where: Salalah When: Nov 3, 2011 9:45 Who: 87 passengers In George’s Point of View India has made noises in the press about cleaning house regarding some of the bad pilots that skated through a flawed and corrupt school and accrediting system. In this event, the... »

Indian Civil Aviation Official Meets with Mangalore Crash victims

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
By George Hatcher
Indian Civil Aviation Official Meets with Mangalore Crash victims

Vayalar Ravi, Indian Civil Aviation Minister met or called (on the 18th) victims of the Mangalore crash to discuss their compensation claims. A meeting on the 19th included representatives from the airline, the government and the insurance company., The crash occurred in May of 2010, when the Dubai-Mangalore Air India Express jet overshot the... »

Mangalore Crash Families Long for Closure

Friday, November 18, 2011
By George Hatcher
Mangalore Crash Families Long for Closure

Plane crash cases take a long time to settle, and the families of the Mangalore Crash can vouch for it, having been waiting since the date of the crash in May of 2010. Families who are still waiting on a settlement, and will be back in court this November. They aren’t looking for extraordinary... »

Is Air India Passing the Buck?

Monday, August 15, 2011
By George Hatcher

In George’s Point of View Russi Mody who ran Air India in 1993 resigned because his grand plan for Air India was strangled by red-tape and government intervention. Mody’s famous last words condemn Air India’s “lack of talent and the complete absence of an incentive and accountability culture. There is no punishment, no reward,... »

Mangalore: Two Pilot Tales, Which is true?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By George Hatcher
Mangalore: Two Pilot Tales, Which is true?

There are two accounts of the Pilot Alexander Glusicia’s situation prior to the Mangalore-Dubai-Mangalore flight. We wonder which of these versions is true. 1. Alexander (Zlatko) Glusica was initially not rostered by Air India to fly on the day of the crash— not scheduled to fly till May 23.. His schedule had last minute... »

Air France, Providing an Example

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Air France, Providing an Example

Air France For the last ten years, the victims families of the Air France 4590 Concorde crash have been provided memorials arranged by Air France. Air France continues that tradition by providing two anniversary memorial services for Air France Flight 447 victims, one in Rio de Janeiro for 100 participants, and one in Paris... »

Air India Stalls Hurt Families already Suffering

Monday, May 23, 2011
By George Hatcher
Air India Stalls Hurt Families already Suffering

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer WT Update May 22 was the anniversary of Air India Express Flight 812 from Dubai, which overshot the runway and crashed at Mangalore, India. The crash victims’ support group spokesman said that “About 50 families have received compensation from the insurance companies, but many... »

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