`Air India arranging relatives` travel to Mangalore`
Air India is making arrangements for the relatives of those killed and injured in the Mangalore-bound plane crash to fly to the accident site from the Gulf.
Dubai: Air India is making arrangements for the relatives of those killed and injured in the Mangalore-bound plane crash to fly to the accident site from the Gulf, a top airline official in the region said on Saturday.
Abhay Pathak, the regional head of Air India, Gulf, said the airline has already made provisions for 100 seats to the relatives who want to travel.
"We have kept 100 seats for Mangalore and around 30-40 for Calicut. We are receiving requests for the same and we have already booked around 40 passengers who will be travelling to Calicut," Pathak told a news agency.
"We are also making arrangements for travel from
Calicut to Mangalore," Pathak said.
He also gave the details of the pilot and the cabin
crew who were onboard the ill-fated flight.
"Serbian captain Z Glusicea was the pilot while HS
Ahluwalia, was the co-pilot. The crew members were: Furvase, Y
Rana, TA Kamulkar and M Ali," he said.
The Air India Boeing 737-800 plane on way to Mangalore
from Dubai overshot a runway and crashed at the Mangalore
airport in Karnataka, killing 158 people in the first major
plane crash in India since 2000.