GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
STARRED QUESTION NO 11
TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.02.2008
Air Crash of a Twin Engine Aircraft in Bangalore
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?
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.