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90 seconds to live: Why Japan Airlines crash is flashing a red signal for Indian aviation.


A Japan Airlines plane a day after it caught fire on a runway at Haneda airport in Tokyo following a collision with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft while landing.


The miraculous rescue of all passengers of the Airbus A350 following a runway collision is a testimony to the efficacy of the emergency-evacuation protocol. While the airline’s crew was extremely well trained to pull it off, the episode raises an important question: How prepared are their Indian counterparts?

In the summer of 2006, nearly three years after India’s first budget airline Air Deccan took off, one of its turboprop planes veered off the runway at the Bengaluru airport while passengers gawked in horror as its undercarriage collapsed. But the worst was yet to come. The captain of the plane fled without switching off its engine, leaving the confused cabin crew scurrying to evacuate horrified passengers even as the propeller kept furiously

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