The Maharashtra authorities will accord a state funeral to Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, pilot of the Air India Specific aircraft that crashed in Kerala final week, killing 18 folks, together with each the pilots.
“We’ll accord state funeral to late Wing Commander(Retd) Capt DV Sathe. His life has been one that may encourage younger pilots to attain Sword of Honour & command over skies,” chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s workplace stated in a tweet on Tuesday morning.
The funeral of Captain Sathe, a resident of Chandivali in Mumbai, will likely be held later within the day, in accordance with information company PTI.
The State has determined to accord a state funeral to the late Wing Commander (Retd) Captain DV Sathe. His life has been one which shall encourage many extra younger pilots to attain the Sword of Honour and command over the skies.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 11, 2020
Sathe’s stays had been flown to Mumbai from Cochin Worldwide Airport in Kerala on Sunday afternoon. The physique was then saved on the Air India facility close to Terminal 2 of Mumbai airport for someday earlier than being taken to Bhabha Hospital.
Sathe, the commander of the ill-fated AI flight, was a former fighter pilot with the Indian Air Drive with 10,000 hours of flying expertise on the Boeing 737 plane. He had flown 6,662 of those hours because the commander.
The co-pilot and first officer of the plane Captain Akhilesh Kumar was cremated on Sunday in his residence city Mathura within the presence of his household and officers of Air India and Air India Specific.