Germanwings Crash, Shocking Revelations
Apr11

Germanwings Crash, Shocking Revelations

Even as invgestigators are still groping in the dark about what exactly caused the crash of Germanwings flight in the high peaks of Alps killing all the 150 persons aboard, the latest revelations that the co-pilot was suffering from depression has added credential to the theory that the crash was deliberately executed by him in an attempt to commit suicide. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers...

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Understanding Marine Safety
Mar05

Understanding Marine Safety

The tragic sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912, with 1,517 fatalities, is probably the most famous shipwreck,  but not the biggest in terms of life lost. However it led to a series of improvements in maritime safety systems. Every maritime mishap serves as eye openers and maritime safety systems are still evolving imbibing lessons from each tragedy. In this article, V.J. Mathew, a senior advocate of Kerala High Court and Co- President of...

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Lessons from World’s Worst Mid-air Collision
Jan07

Lessons from World’s Worst Mid-air Collision

The Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision of November 1996 that happened in the Indian airspace was the worst in the history of civil aviation. The tragedy, which claimed 349 lives, raised so many crucial questions on the existing safety standards, leading to concerted efforts to make flying safer. Here is an analytical recap of the tragedy. The Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision that occurred on November 12, 1996, over the village of Charkhi...

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