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Kozhikode plane crash: No question over competence of pilots, says Puri

Pilots working the Air India Convey plane which crashed at the Kozhikode airport on Friday ended up very seasoned, claimed civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

The captain of the plane Deepak Sathe, a fighter pilot with Indian Air Drive had 10,000 hours of traveling experience on the Boeing 737 plane. Out of that he flew 662 hours as commander.

Sathe had landed on the difficult air area of Calicut 27 moments together with extra than 10 moments this calendar year itself, executives of the airline claimed.

The co-pilot, Akhilesh Kumar who was 32 many years old also had experience of 662 hours of traveling with the 737 plane.

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“We had a very completed, seasoned, embellished particular person in command of the plane. There is definitely no doubt over their competence,” minister Puri claimed.

The Calicut

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