On Friday evening, In the tragedy of the Air India flight crash, when the aircraft rip apart in the two pieces from the middle, 18 peoples had lost their lives in that accident among those peoples there were Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar included. The Air India flight was skidded off the runway of the Kozhikode Internation Airport, Kerala while arriving from Dubai.
Capt. Deepak Vasant Sathe
Wing Commander Deepak V Sathe was an honored former Indian Air Force pilot, before flying the Air India Express Flights, he flew a numerous number of Air India aircraft.
He was an NDA (National Defence Academy) alumni and posses a lot of experience in flying Boeing 737 Aircraft.
Retired Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale, told PTI, “Captain Deepak V Sathe was from 58th course of the NDA. He was from the Juliet Squadron,”
He further added, “He passed out from Air Force Academy in Hyderabad with a Sword of Honour in June 1981,”
Another officer said, “He was very professional and had been awarded the 58 NDA, President Gold Medal. He had been a test pilot for the Air Force,”
Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe’s remains flown into Mumbai, last rites on Tuesday
The mortal remains of Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, the commanding pilot of the ill-fated Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode flight which crashed at Karipur airport in Kerala, were flown to Mumbai on Sunday in an Indigo flight.
Before Captain Sathe decided to fly the commercial flight, he was an amazing fighter plane pilot, who also flew the Airbus 310s aircraft for India, According to reports.
Captain Akhilesh (co-pilot) got married last year, “He was a very humble, polite and well-behaved person. His wife is expecting to deliver their child in the next 15 to 17 days. He joined Air India in 2017 and had come home last before the lockdown,” Basudev, his cousin said to a news agency.
According to flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, Before landing the aircraft circled the runway twice in an attempt to land as the runway was slick due to heavy rainfall, unfortunately, didn’t make it successfully.