Mumbai: Air India has paid over Rs 14 crore
as interim compensation to families of the victims of last
month`s plane crash at Mangalore.
The airline has paid Rs 14.06 crore to the families of
151 victims of the Air India Express plane crash at Mangalore
Airport on May 22, an Air India spokesperson said here today.
Besides an interim compensation from Air India, the
victims` family members and survivors have also received Rs
3.06 crore from the Prime Minister`s Relief Fund, he said.
Compensation to one family, however, is pending as the
claimant is currently abroad. The amount would be paid to him
as soon as he returns to the country, the spokesperson said.
The Mangalore-bound Air India Express aircraft from
Dubai, with 166 passengers on-board, including six crew
members, went down a ravine and burst into flames after the
pilot overshot the runway.
As many as 158 persons were killed, while eight survived
the worst air disaster in the country in a decade.