Kozhikode air tragedy: CISF personnel who rescued survivors told to go into quarantine
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri who visited the accident site on Saturday announced Rs 10 lakh interim relief to the families of the deceased and requested all to refrain from speculating over the cause of the accident.
Updated: Aug 09, 2020 21:27 IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Sunday asked its personnel who took part in the Air India Express plane crash rescue operation to go for quarantine after two of the injured passengers tested positive for coronavirus even as the black box of the flight was sent to Delhi.
At least 18 passengers including both the pilots were killed after the flight carrying 190 people on board including 10 children skidded while landing at the Kozhikode international airport on Friday, a major air accident after the 2010 Mangaluru tragedy.
“We have asked all CISF personnel who took part in the rescue mission to go into quarantine after the health ministry informed that two injured persons had tested positive. Earlier local people who were the first to carry out rescue work were also asked to go for quarantine,” said a senior airport official.
The CISF had praised the service of its personnel during the accident and said they will be rewarded properly.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri who visited the accident site on Saturd