Rs 7.56 cr disbursed among Mangalore crash victims` kin: AI
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Last Updated: Friday, June 04, 2010, 22:04
  
Mumbai: Air India on Friday said it has so far disbursed as interim relief Rs 7.56 crore among 84 families of the deceased as well as the injured in the Managlore plane crash, which claimed 158 lives.

"As on date, we have disbursed Rs 7.56 crore to the survivors and families of the victims of Air India Express IX-812 crash in Mangalore on May 22," an Air India spokesperson said here.

The airline had announced an interim compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 5 lakh for the families of those below 12 years.

Air India had announced Rs 2 lakh as interim compensation for the injured.

"On May 28 and 29, Air India disbursed interim relief of Rs 4.82 crore among 54 families including those of the 8 survivors. Yesterday, an ex gratia of Rs 1.82 crore was handed over to 20 families, including a survivor," the spokesperson said.

The airline today disbursed Rs 92 lakh to 10 families including a survivor, taking the total relief amount to Rs 7.56-crore, he said.

Besides, Rs 57 lakh from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund has been distributed among 28 families of the victims and two survivors in last two days, Air India said.

The airline has deputed a team comprising its officials and solicitors to help the families in receiving compensation.

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 aircraft crashed at Mangalore's Bajpe airport while attempting to land on May 22 in which 158 people, including a six-member crew, were killed.

The Civil Aviation ministry has appointed a Court of Inquiry into the crash.

PTI


First Published: Friday, June 04, 2010, 22:04


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