Captain Deepak Sathe Turns Hero By Saving Hundreds Of Lives

Seventeen people were killed and several injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight with 191 passengers and crew overshot the runway and fell into a valley, breaking into two portions yesterday evening.

Captain Deepak Sathe, the pilot of the ill-fated who is among the casualties, along with his First Officer, Akhilesh Kumar turned out to be a hero for saving many lives by exhibiting extreme intelligence at the time of the crash.

Deepak Sathe turned off the plane's engine right before the crash, thus ensuring that it didn’t catch fire upon crash landing, and, in the process, saving several lives.

According to reports, Captain Deepak Sathe was a decorated former India Air Force pilot, 'Sword of Honour' awardee and has also served with No.17 Squadron, Golden Arrows, which was recently recommissioned with the Rafale fighter jet.
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