PALPA President offers help to ALPA India

The Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA), has offered support to Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), India after the shocking Air India plane crash incident.

According to the details, PALPA members extended condolences to the aggrieved families and wishes to the injured passengers in a letter to President ALPA India, Captain Sam Thomas.

‘PALPA stands shoulder to shoulder with ALPA India during these difficult times,’ the letter said. Captain Salman Riaz, President PALPA, expressed ‘utmost support’ to ALPA and ‘solidarity with the pilot community of ALPA India.’

It is to be remembered that an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 (VT-AXH), flight # IX-1344 from Dubai carrying 191 passengers crashed into two while landing in India, killing 20 people and causing many injuries.

According to police officials, the plane had a dangerous accident due to a crash landing splitting the plane into two parts. Initially, two passengers were confirmed dead, but the number rose to 20, while more than 40 passengers were rushed to hospital, some in critical condition. Indian officials feared more deaths, given the nature of the crash.

According to the tweets of a Hamburg-based Aviation Safety expert group, flight IX-1344 made an overall of three landing attempts. The first one was over runway 10, the second over runway 28, and the third and fatal approach was over runway 10 again when the accident occurred.

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