London, England – At the annual Aerospace Media Dinner in conjunction with the Farnborough Air Show, the Flight Safety Foundation today awarded their Cecil A. Brownlow award to Captain Samir Kohli.
Capt. Kohli is the author of Waiting to Happen: The Tragedy of Air India Express Flight IX812, an insightful look into the May 22, 2010 crash at Mangalore, India that resulted in 158 fatalities among the 166 passengers and crew.
“Capt. Kohli focused his book on understanding and explaining the causal factors of the crash, rather than sensationalizing it or assigning blame,” stated FSF President and CEO Jon Beatty. “He highlighted areas of improvement in hopes of preventing the next accident and for these reasons, it is a privilege to present him with the Brownlow award.”
The Brownlow award is giving out each year in recognition of significant contributions to aviation safety by a journalist or publication. Capt. Kohli’s book painstakingly explained the complexity of modern commercial air transport operations as well as all the interrelated functions performed in support.
The Brownlow award is sponsored each year by IHS Global, Inc.
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
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