Mumbai, May 22 (Calcutta Tube) Air India has deployed its full Emergency Response Team – ‘Angels of Air India’ – at Mangalore where Air India Express Dubai-Mangalore flight IX-812 crashed Saturday.
Besides the specially trained humanitarian assistance team which has already reached Mangalore, Air India has set up a local co-ordination centre for relief and rescue purposes, an official said here Saturday evening.
The survivors from the ill-fated flight are under the care of the ‘Angels of Air India’ and local medicos.
Air India has also contacted the families of all the passengers – the victims and survivors – and is giving them all support for travel and other arrangements, he added.
In addition, an Air India Flight Safety Team and a team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation have also reached Mangalore for preliminary enquiries into the tragedy.
Air India has set up more emergency helplines at various airports to help the families of the victims and survivors. The helpline numbers are:
Mangalore – 0824-2451046/0824-2451047.
Dubai Airport – 00971-4-2165828/29.
Bangalore – 080-66785172/080-22273310.
Mumbai – 022-22796161.
Mumbai Airport – 022-26168310.
Chennai – 044-22560266.