Civil Aviation Minister announces interim relief for victims of Air India Express flight crash

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday announced an interim relief of Rs 10 lakh for each of those who died in the Air India Express crash at the Karipur airport here.

He also assured the kin of victims that steps would be taken to get them compensation in line with an international convention of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Taking stock of the crash of the Dubai-Kozhikode AIE flight here and the relief measures, the Minister said pilot in-command of the plane, Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, among those killed in the accident, was one of the most experienced commanders with more than 10,000 flying hours.

Addressing the media after visiting the accident site, along with his ministerial colleague V Muraleedharan and others, the Minister announced Rs 10 lakh for each of those who died in the plane crash, Rs 2 lakh each for those who suffered serious injuries and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries.

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