Capt Deepak Sathe, pilot of the Air India Categorical flight who died after the aircraft crashed at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport on Friday, was an alumnus of the Nationwide Defence Academy (NDA) right here.
Twenty individuals have been killed and a number of other injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Categorical flight with 191 passengers and crew on board overshot the runway and fell right into a valley, breaking into two parts, on Friday night.
“Capt Deepak V Sathe was from 58th course of Nationwide Defence Academy, Pune. He was from Juliet Squadron,” mentioned Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale (Retd).
“Sathe handed out from Air Pressure Academy with Sword of Honour in June 1981 and was a fighter pilot within the Indian Air Pressure,” he added.
Sathe was additionally a superb squash participant, he reminisced.