Rajnath Singh beats for AN-32

NEW DELHI: Despite the recent plane crash that killed 13 crew members on board, the IAF fleet is completely airworthy, the government said in the Upper House on Monday.

I want to assure the Chamber that our AN-32 fleet is airworthy and there was no problem. This incident happened, which is very unfortunate, said the defense minister. Rajnath singh he said, adding that the average accident rate has actually dropped from 1.04 per 10,000 flight hours in 1999 to 0.52 in 2004. This was further reduced to 0.46 in the next five years and is currently 0.33 per 10,000 flight hours .