Wreckage of the ill-fated Air India Express flight at Kozhikode Airport on Saturday Credit: EastMojo image

New Delhi: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday said that the team investigating into the crash landing accident of Air India Express flight at Calicut International Airport near Kozhikode is in touch with Boeing and the company will be involved in due course of the investigation.

“Since it was a Boeing aircraft and they are the original manufacturers of equipment, the investigation team is in touch with them as well and they will also be involved in the investigation,” said Director General of DGCA, Arun Kumar.

Kumar added that the black box of the ill-fated aircraft has been recovered and a formal investigation into the air crash has been initiated. Also, transcription of the pilots’ conversation with Air Traffic Control and other substantial evidence has also been recovered.

The Air India Express aircraft was on a repatriation flight to bring back stranded Indians from Dubai, and overshot the runway while attempting to land during heavy rain at Calicut International Airport near Kozhikode. The flight crash left 18 people dead and the accident is India’s worst passanger aircraft mishap since 2010.

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