Mangalore air crash: Personal items handed over to victims’ kin

Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 21:57

Mumbai: Air India today said it has
handed over identified personal items to the families of the
Mangalore plane crash victims.

Besides, the national carrier is also cataloguing the
unassociated/unidentified items, including gold and other
precious items, recovered by the police from the crash site,
the airline said in a release here.

As many as 158 people, including all six crew members,
aboard an Air India Express flight from Dubai were killed when
the aircraft overshot the runway at Mangalore and plunged into
a ravine. Eight passengers had survived the May 22 crash.

Air India had appointed US-based disaster management
agency Kenyon International to identify the personal effects
recovered from the crash site.

A special humanitarian assistance team, `Angels of Air
India`, handed over the identified personal items, it said.

The cataloguing work of the unassociated/unidentified
items is being carrying out by Kenyon International. Once the
exercise is completed, the families of the victims would be
contacted for the identification and subsequent handing over
of the items, Air India said.

The airline has also sought help from the Mangalore
Air Crash Victims Families` Association in the identification
of belongings.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 21:57

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