Saras set to take off again in a month

Bangalore: Four years after Saras crashed, killing all the three persons onboard on the outskirts of the City, the indigenous aircraft is all set to fly again in a month’s time.
“We expect a Saras flight by February-end or early March. A number of tests have to be completed and a clearance from the flight review board is needed before the flight,” Shyam Chetty, director of National Aerospace Laboratories, told Deccan Herald.
The review board comprises officials from the regulator, the Indian Air Force and the certification agency.
There was no flight of the NAL aircraft after it crashed on March 6, 2009, near Bidadi on Mysore Road killing two Indian Air Force pilots and a flight engineer onboard. That aircraft completed 48 flights before the accident.
10/02/13 Kalyan Ray/Deccan Herald

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