Mangaluru: The day, 22 May 2010, was a black day as Air India Express flight IX812 arriving from Dubai to the Mangalore International Airport at Kenjar, crashed while attempting to land and killed 158 people on board. Since then, very few now remember that ill-fated day.
On May 22, 2015, the district administration paid tribute to those 158 souls at Kenjar .
A two minute silence was observed for the 158 souls who perished in that disastrous crash. District Minister in-charge Ramanath Rai, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Air India officials along with relatives and friends of the victims paid floral tribute.
Addressing the mediapersons, Ramanath Rai said that 5 years ago, 158 people were killed in the air crash and many families lost their loved ones. Today, we are remembering all the 158 souls by paying them a tribute. Under the New Mangalore Port, a park will be built in Kuloor. We are waiting for the Central government’s stand on additional compensation.”
Later, DC Ibrahim said that the families of the victims had been paid the compensation and only the disputed cases are pending in the court.