In India, investigators found the “black boxes” the plane of airline Air India Express that crashed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people. Reported by the BBC.
On Saturday, the Minister of aviation of India Hardeep Singh Puri has called for the crash site. He announced the discovery of the flight data recorder and trip recorder, which can be crucial for the investigation of the crash. However, the Minister noted that it was still too early to say what the exact cause of the accident.
“There was a fuel leak, so it was a miracle that the plane hadn’t caught fire, the loss could be much higher,” – said in comments to AFP, a senior official of the rescue service arrived on the scene.
It was noted that on Board were 174 passengers, including 10 children, two pilots and four crew members. This flight was part of Vande Bharat, which was created for the return of Indian nationals from abroad in connection with the pandemic coronavirus.
This incident is the most tragic crash in India in the last ten years.