DGCA Comes Out With Records Of Pvt Planes

Mumbai, July 25 | Updated: Jul 26 2004, 06:05am hrs
Nearly three months after a private plane crashed off Bangalore leading to the death of film actress Soundarya and three others, the director-general of civil aviation (DGCA) has come out with operational history and maintenance of private aircraft available in the country.

We have put out details of all private aircraft available with flying clubs and private parties for charter purposes. The details include their history and maintenance, a DGCA offical said here on Sunday.

All details like type of aircraft, seating capacity, year of manufacture, including the details of the operator, are now available on our website, the official added.

Ms Soundarya, along with three others, including the pilot, was killed in a single-engined private plane crash shortly after take-off from Jakkur airfield outside Bangalore nearly three months ago.

The dismal state of the small aircraft industry was brought about by the Arora committee, which went into the cause of a crash in which Madhavrao Scindia perished.

PTI