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Air India Defends Pilots in Crash

New details on Saturday’s deadly Air India plane crash: According to the airline’s chairman, Arvind Jadhav, the plane’s pilot and co-pilot were qualified, not fatigued, and flying in compliance with rules and regulations, The Wall Street Journal reports. He also revealed that authorities have identified 128 of the 158 people killed when the Boeing 737-800 overshot its runway in southern India before plunging over a cliff. Officials have already begun to analyze the cockpit recorder, though the investigation is expected to take about two weeks; the digital flight-data recorder is still missing. Only eight people survived the crash, with one man reportedly losing 16 relatives in the accident. The crash is India’s deadliest since November 1996 when a midair collision killed 349 people.