Joint investigation team to probe Mumbai Airport mishap

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New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): A joint investigation team was constituted today by the Civil Aviation Ministry to investigate the near collision between an IAF Helicopter and Air India Flight IC-866 on February 9 at Mumbai Airport.

Dr. S. N. A. Zaidi, Director General of Civil Aviation will head the probe. The other members are Vinod Kumar Yadava, Executive Director, AAI; Group Captain Alok Kumar, Director (Helicopters), Indian Air Force.

The terms of reference of the committee is to determine the circumstances in which the serious incident took place; to identify the factors responsible, to ascertain whether Standard Operating Procedures were followed by the personnel and agencies involved; to recommend remedial measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

The team will examine all facts and take oral evidence from concerned personnel, if necessary, regarding the incident.

A report will be submitted to the Government within fifteen days. (ANI)

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