Kerala Air India Plane Crash: Captain DV Sathe was a Wing Commander in the Indian Airforce. Prior to joining Air India, he was an experimental test pilot in the Indian Air Force. It is being told that Captain Deepak Sathe was also a pilot of the MiG-21, who stayed in Ambala, 17 Squadron (Golden Arrow). The squadron also went to the 1999 Kargil War. Captain Sathe was also an instructor in the Air Force Training Academy.
DV Sathe had spent a long time in the Airforce. He was commissioned in the Airforce on 11 June 1981 and retired on 30 June 2003 after 22 years of service. In the Airforce, he won the Sword of Honor at AFA and became a fighter pilot. Deepak also flew Air India’s Airbus 310 before boarding the Air India Express 737. Apart from this, he was also a test pilot of HAL. According to experts, it was the wisdom of the pilot, due to which more people were saved.
Sathe was an alumnus of NDA
Captain Deepak Sathe was an alumnus of the National Defense Academy (NDA). He was also awarded the President’s Medal. Air Marshal (Retd) Bhushan Gokhale said that Captain Deepak V. Sathe was from the 58th course of the National Defense Academy. He passed the Air Force Academy in June 1981 with the Sword of Honor. He was also a fighter pilot (wing commander) in the Indian Air Force. He was also an excellent squash player. Deepak Sathe’s father was a brigadier in the army. He has lost his second son. His first son Kargil was martyred in the war. Deepak was one of the few pilots in the country who flew Air India’s Airbus 310 aircraft and Boeing 737.
Air India told Sathe – Great pilot
According to Air India officials, Deepak was one of the finest pilots of Air India. After the Kozhikode incident, everyone remembers him saying that Air India has lost a very capable officer. According to the global flight tracker website ‘Flytradar24’, the Air India Express aircraft in Kerala made several rounds and tried to land twice more before crashing at Kozhikode Airport, but it was not successful.
This could be the reason for the accident
Kerala has been raining continuously for the past few days. Rain is also considered to be a major reason for this plane crash. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials said that visibility was around 2000 meters due to heavy rains. This led to the hard landing of the aircraft. In this situation, the front of the aircraft suffered heavy damage. However, the cause of the accident has not been officially confirmed yet. Fortunately, the plane did not fire after the accident, otherwise it could have caused more loss of life and property. The DGCA has ordered a detailed investigation into the accident.