#Deepak Sathe

Late Captain Deepak Sathe’s last rites were performed at Tagore Nagar Crematorium in Mumbai. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The Maharashtra government had decided to accord a state funeral for Captain Sathe
  • Captain Sathe was the pilot-in-command of the plane that crashed in Kerala
  • The flight fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two, killing 18 people

.Maharashtra, India
Captain DV Sathe was the pilot of the Air India Express plane that crash-landed in Kozhikode. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • Captain DV Sathe and co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar were among those who lost their lives
  • Captain Deepak Sathe joined the NDA after Class 11
  • Sathe was from 58th course of National Defence Academy, Pune

.Pune, Maharashtra, India
Captain Deepak Sathe died in the AIr India Express plane that crashed at Kerala's Kozhikode airport on August 7. (Photo Credit: Facebook/Nilesh Sathe)

  • Captain Sathe took keen interest in sports, said his classmates
  • Sathe joined the NDA after Class 11
  • His classmates are planning to hold a condolence meet after the lockdown

.Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Captain Deepak Vasanth Sathe was an alumnus of the National Defence Academy. (Photo Credit: ANI)

  • The bodies have been handed over to their families who came with AIE officials around 5 pm
  • Captain Deepak Vasanth Sathe was a former Wing Commander in the Indian Air Force
  • First Officer Akilesh Kumar is a native of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh