Mangalore air crash: SC issues notice to AI, Govt
Posted on: 11:52 AM IST Jan 03, 2012
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Air India and the Union of India on compensation payable to those who died in Mangalore air crash in 2010.
One petitioner, whose son Mohammad Rafi died in the air crash, had approached the apex court saying that he should be given a minimum compensation of Rs 75 lakh.
A division bench of Kerala High Court on August 25, 2011 set aside the verdict of single-judge bench of the same court asking Air India to pay over Rs 75 lakh compensation to families of each of 158 victims of May 2010 Mangalore air crash.
An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 airliner from Dubai carrying 166 people crashed outside Bajpe Airport in Mangalore, Karnataka on May 22, 2010 and burst into flames after overshooting a table-top runway and plunging into forest below.
Air India Express is the budget arm of the loss-ridden state-run carrier Air India, which has been fending off growing competition from private airlines.