US experts rushing to India to join probe into air crash

Last Updated: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 22:19

New Delhi: The US transportation and disaster
management experts, along with officials from the Boeing, are
rushing to India to join probe into the Mangalore air crash.

Officials of the USA National Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB), an independent federal agency having expertise in
investigations into air accidents, are coming to help in the
inquiry into the mishap, the External Affairs Ministry said.

The NTSB investigates every civil aviation accident in the
United States and significant accidents in the other modes of
transportation, conducts special investigations and safety
studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future
accidents.

A team from Boeing, whose 737 aircraft was involved in the
crash, is also coming for the investigations.

Kenyon International Emergency Services, a company engaged
in disaster management globally, is also sending its
four-member team to help in rescue operations, Air India
spokesperson Harpreet Singh said in Mumbai.

She said the firm has been provided with all information.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 22:19

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