Pilot Deepak Sathe cremated; Maharashtra govt accords state funeral

Wing Commander Deepak Sathe (Retd), pilot-in-command of the Air India Express plane that crashed in Kerala last week, was cremated here on Tuesday with state honours

Current Affairs : Wing Commander Deepak Sathe (Retd), pilot-in-order of the Air India Express plane that slammed in Kerala a week ago, was incinerated here on Tuesday with state respects.


Many grievers arranged the street as the burial service parade began from his home in Chandivli and finished up at Vikhroli’s Tagorenagar crematorium, where the last rituals were performed.


Prior in the day, Maharashtra Government chose to accord a state memorial service to the pilot, and said his life will move youthful pilots.


The departure from Dubai with 190 individuals, including a six-part group, overshot the tabletop runway during arriving at the Kozhikode air terminal in overwhelming precipitation on Friday, killing 18 individuals, including both the pilots.


Sathe’s body was flown here on Sunday and was kept at the Air India office close to Terminal 2 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji universal air terminal for quite a while before being taken to Bhabha Hospital in Bandra.


On Tuesday morning, the body was brought from the medical clinic to the family home in Chandivli. Inhabitants in the lodging complex paid recognitions for the pilot. Some of them were seen saluting him from their overhangs.

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