Rs 7.56 cr disbursed among Mangalore crash victims` kin: AI

Last Updated: Friday, June 4, 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 4, 2010 - 22:04

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