India’s national carrier Air India has been hit with allegations of breaching safety guidelines in the wake of a crash in the country’s southern state of Kerala.
In an official statement on Monday, the aviation ministry said the company has been issued an official safety notice by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after a private jet hit a road near the city of Palakkad in the state on Monday.
The airline said it has been cooperating with the CAA investigation, and that it is cooperating with relevant agencies to ensure that no further incidents are caused.
The statement said that in the last five years, Air India had received a total of 20 safety incidents, including 10 serious ones, but had not been subject to any action by the CAB.
The CAA said that it was investigating the matter and will submit a report on the matter to the CAG by February.
The incident came a day after Air India lost its licence to fly to Kerala.
The airline was ordered to provide safety certificates for all its flights in the southern state by a court in June last year.