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Remembering Air India Express Flight 812

Sunday, May 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Remembering Air India Express Flight 812

On May 22nd, I took a few moments to remember Air India Express Flight 812. I remembered when I went to Mangelore, where I’d walked the path the Boeing had taken when it overshot its landing. I tried not to revisit the tragedy of it all. I tried not to remember that if that... »

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... »

Kerala High Court Reverses on Mangalore Crash

Thursday, September 1, 2011
By George Hatcher

In George’s Point of View The Kerala High Court ruled that the Air India need not pay the compensation amount of Rs 75 lakhs each to the victims of the Mangalore plane crash. The Division Bench gave the order in the appeal given by the Air India against the earlier Single Bench rule to... »

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... »

Mangalore Airport Updates

Monday, May 23, 2011
By George Hatcher

Indian civil court ordered the attachment of property of the assistant commissioner of Mangalore’s revenue department for not honouring court orders to pay corrected compensation to the people who lost 300 acres to the Mangalore Airport expansion. The individuals were not paid market value and are due the difference. Safety recommendations have been made... »

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... »

New Lows for Air India Crash Compensation

Monday, April 25, 2011
By George Hatcher

Compensation disbursal has hit a new low. It was recently published on the Khaleej Times site that Air India’s insurance company is calculating compensation claims based on ‘the loss of livelihood” rather than “loss of life.’ Loss of life according to the Montreal Convention (in terms of Indian currency) amounts to nearly Rs7.5million. Advocate... »

Air India Express flight IX-812 from Dubai to Mangalore Report Released (updating)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air India Express flight IX-812 from Dubai to Mangalore Report Released (updating)

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer WT Splashed across today’s international headlines is the news that the Indian Court of Inquiry probe report (which we have not yet seen) is final, and was submitted to the civil aviation ministry yesterday. The report says that “Air India pilot Zlatko Glusica, from... »

INDIA’s DGCA Asserts Co-Pilot Assertiveness

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
By George Hatcher
INDIA’s DGCA Asserts Co-Pilot Assertiveness

George’s Point of View Following the Air India Express tragedy in Mangalore India (and definitely in response to it), the DGCA (India’s Directorate-General of Civil Aviation) has been trying to shut the gate after the horses are out. They’re still pointing their fingers at the pilot. The tape of the crash records the co-pilot... »

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