Ghatkopar plane crash: Prabhu assures co-pilot's husband of fair probe
The husband of a co-pilot, who died in a plane crash at Mumbai's Ghatkopar area last month, met Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu yesterday, who assured him of a fair investigation into the incident. Prabhat Kathuria, the husband of co-pilot Marya Zuberi, was accompanied by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, MP Gopal Shetty and party MLA Prabhat Lodha from Mumbai during the meeting.
Prabhu offers condolences to Kathuria and assures fair investigation
Kathuria had earlier raised doubts over the aircraft's fitness
Kathuria had last month questioned the fitness of the aircraft. He had said, "the company involved in the ill-fated plane's repairs seems to have been incapable of detecting the technical snags that could have led to its crash." He said that his wife had mentioned to him that the weather conditions were not conducive for a test flight for the plane.
Kathuria says wife was skeptical of test flight
"She left the house assuring me she would return rather soon as the weather conditions were clearly not right for a test flight of a small plane such as the Beachcraft King Air twin turboprop," Kathuria said.
Five people died in the crash
Kathuria had also said UY Aviation, the owners of the aircraft, seem to have completely disregarded their responsibility to check whether such a plane should go off the ground. Five people, including two pilots and a pedestrian, lost their lives on the June 27 mishap when the 12-seater plane crashed into an under-construction building in Ghatkopar.