Mumbai: Days after the five people were killed when Beechcraft King Air C-90 crashed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar, the aviation company which owned the aircraft said that they were extending full cooperation to law enforcement agencies, as per a report by news agency ANI. The company, UY aviation Pvt Ltd, also clarified that the aircraft was not yet operating on Non-Schedule operators Permit.
“Extending full cooperation to law enforcement agencies involved in aftermath of crash. Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has started investigation in coordination with relevant agencies,” UY Aviation said to a statement to ANI. The company bought the 22-year-old plane from the Uttar Pradesh government after which it had undergone three years of repair and overhaul.
“It’s pertinent to note the aircraft was NOT YET operating on Non-Schedule Operators Permit of UY Aviation Pvt Limited as it was still to be released to service. We’re committed to extending all possible help to bereaved families,” the company said further on the plane crash on June 28.
Previously, the company which had carried out the maintenance and repair work on the aircraft over three years denied any ‘technical glitches’ in the aircraft. “We repaired the plane thoroughly, replacing all the faulty parts. Following that reweighing, systems check, all the functions of the craft were thoroughly checked. The checking process is done twice to be fail-safe,” Kanu Gohair, the executive director of Indamer Aviation, was quoted as saying by ANI.
A passerby and a two-month pregnant woman were also among the five killed in the unfortunate incident. In all, the crash killed all four aboard the plane – Captian Pradeep Rajput; Captian Maria Zuberi; Surabhi Gupta; Manish Pande, the technician and a pedestrian.