US team to aid the plane crash probe

Posted By: Devaki
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Washington, May 23: An investigation team from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will reach India on Tuesday, May 25, to aid the investigation team of Air India Mangalore crash 2010, which killed 159 people.

NTSB is a US federal agency which investigates civil transportation accidents. Three officials from the agency will be joined by teams from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing, informed a spokesman of NTSB. The team will start from US to India on Sunday, May 23 evening.

Dubai-Mangalore Air India Express flight IX-812 overshot the hilltop runway and crashed while landing in Mangalore airport on Saturday, May 22 morning 6:03 am.

Eight passengers who managed to jump out of the flight, when it broke into pieces, survived. But one among them, a four-year old girl later died in the hospital.

The team of investigators from US was invited by Indian authorities to assist the national team, technically.

The search for the black box of the flight, is set on. Black box is likely to be discovered today, May 23.

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