Ghatkopar Plane Crash: UY Aviation wards off allegations by deceased co-pilot’s husband

The company emphasised in their statement that they had made sure that all the necessary requirements and approvals were in place.


On Thursday, a chartered plane accident killed four people on board and a pedestrian at Ghatkopar’s Jivdaya Lane. After two days of the accident, co-pilot Maria Zuberi’s husband, Prabhat Kathuria blamed the air charter company UY Aviation for being irresponsible about inspecting the air-worthiness of the crashed plane before it made its maiden test flight.

The company responded on Sunday that all the necessary requirements and approvals were checked properly. In its statement, the aviation company said that it is “extending full co-operation to all the regulatory and law enforcement agencies involved in the aftermath of the tragic crash.”

Kathuria accused the company of permitting the plane to take off despite bad weather. However, the company warded off the allegations saying that prior to the flight taking off, it was ensured that all necessary requirements and approvals were in place.

Initially, the plane was bought by Pune’s Silver Jubilee Aviation from the Uttar Pradesh government. Before UY Aviation bought the plane, the Pune-based company had sent it for rebuilding purposes to Indamer Aviation.

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On June 28, the plane took off with four people on board consisting two pilots from UY Aviation and two technical professionals from Indamer Aviation. The air test profile stated that the plane flew for 40 minutes before it reportedly lost contact with the Mumbai air-traffic controller.

The statement further said, 

It is pertinent to note that this aircraft was not yet operating on the non-schedule operator's permit (NSOP) of UY Aviation as it was still to be released to service.

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