The wreckage of the cockpit of the crashed Air India Express plane suggests that after the pilots landed on the runway in Calicut, they had attempted to take off again, perhaps realising they might not be able to stop the plane.
'As we contemplate further opening up in response to demands, we are looking at the prospect of establishing individual bilateral bubbles, India-US, India-France, India-Germany, India-UK,' the aviation ministry said.
Aviation experts say that all-pet jet can only be a fanciful thought as it is practically not safe to allow a person to carry as many pets as he or she wants even if an aircraft is reserved by paying a hefty amount.
The Centre has invoked the Epidemic Disease Act and National Disaster Management Act to make social distancing mandatory in public places and in public transport. But can Civil Aviation Ministry do away with this guideline inside the aircraft? Read what legal experts have to say.
Technical experts say that health and hygiene inside the cabin are ensured using multiple highly efficient airflow and filtration systems. The constant “downward” wash of air at the rate of one metre per second reduces the risk of cross-contamination.