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To investigate an accident involving a private charter aircraft, a team from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has arrived in Mumbai. Eight individuals were hurt when the airplane swerved off the runway during touchdown. Investigations have also started at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. While the co-pilot required surgery for a spinal injury, four of the injured have been released from the hospital. A Mumbai-based shipping company had rented the Learjet 45 aircraft, which was carrying eight passengers at the time of the incident.

In order to investigate the crash involving a private chartered aircraft that veered off the runway during touchdown and wounded eight passengers on board, a team from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), which is part of the ministry of civil aviation, arrived in Mumbai late on Thursday night. According to those with knowledge of the situation, the team, led by assistant director K Ramchandra, has begun recording statements from officials.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has started a separate investigation in the meanwhile.

Four injured people were released from Criticare Asia Hospital in Andheri East on Friday. Neil Diwan, the co-pilot, was sent to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, where he underwent a procedure involving the spine.

In addition to a sternal fracture and an anterior mediastinal hemorrhage, Diwan experienced a burst fracture of D12 and paraplegia. “He had lower-body paralysis. Abhijit Pawar, a spine surgeon, performed the operation, according to a hospital representative.

The aircraft’s owner, VSR Ventures, is represented by Rohit Singh, who stated, “The AAIB team is in Mumbai, and we are assisting the investigations. We hope the co-pilot gets better quickly. We are covering everyone’s hospital bills. I continue to believe that the disaster was caused by poor weather.

J M Baxi and Company, a Mumbai-based shipping company, rented the Learjet 45 for the trip. Eight people were on board when it took off on Thursday at 3:23 p.m. from Vizag: company chief financial officer Dhruv Kotak, Krishnadas Kodalil, Aakaarsh Sethi, Arul Damodar Sali, Danish passenger Lars Henrik Ostergaard Sorensen, flight attendant Kamakshi Shringarpure, pilot Sunil Kanjarbhat, and copilot Neil Diwan. The airplane went off runway 27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport while it was landing at 5:02 p.m.

The two pilots were both stuck in the cockpit, and according to deputy chief fire officer Harish Shetty of the Mumbai fire brigade, they had to use metal cutters to break the glass and open the cockpit in order to free the pair. According to officials, the pilot, Kanjarbhat, sustained several abrasions, injuries to the chest wall and spine, a scalp hemorrhage, axonal injury, and wedge compression.

Source- Hindustan times
Link- https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/mumbai-news/probe-into-flight-accident-at-airport-begins-co-pilot-undergoes-surgery-101694805385225.html


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