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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Finance

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO 11

TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.02.2008

 Air Crash of a Twin Engine Aircraft in Bangalore

11.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the air crash of a private twin engine aircraft in Bangalore in Sept., 2007 was a result of ATF being filled instead of Avgas into the aircraft; and

(b) what is the status of the investigation into this crash?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MININISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION

(SHRI PRAFUL PATEL)

(a) and (b): On 08.09.2007 a private twin engine aircraft operated by M/s Joy Alukkas Traders (India) Pvt. Ltd. Was involved in an accident at Bangalore.  An Inspector of Accidents appointed by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) under Rule 71 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 is still investigating the accident.  Preliminary investigation of the accident revealed that the aircraft was refueled with ATF instead of requisite AVGAS 100LL.