Pilot of crashed AIE flight was most experienced, had landed on Kozhikode runway at least 27 times: Aviation Minister


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The pilot in command of the crashed Air India Express flight Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, who was among those killed in the accident, was one of the most experienced commanders with more than 10,000 flying hours and had landed the aircraft at the Karipur airport runway at least 27 times in the past, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that 18 people have died in the crash.