A review of aviation accidents and incidents in the recent past was conducted during the Naval Flight Safety Seminar 2012.

A review of aviation accidents and incidents in the recent past was conducted during the Naval Flight Safety Seminar 2012 held in Visakhapatnam on Friday at Maritime Warfare Center.

The annual event, held at all the three Naval Commands on a rotational basis, was conducted by INS Dega under the aegis of Eastern Naval Command here. The Seminar was inaugurated by Chief of Staff of ENC Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, and several papers on topics having a direct bearing on flight safety were presented by officers from the Navy and also by representatives from the other services. The event also provided a platform for discussing a number of strategies, concepts and procedures to enhance flight safety.

A comprehensive analysis of aviation accidents/ incidents of the preceding year were undertaken in the course of the seminar. The annual Aviation Rolling Trophies were also awarded on the occasion. INAS 336 was adjudged the Best Naval Air Squadron and INAS 318 was the runner-up.

Vice Admiral Lanba gave away the trophies to the Commanding Officers of INAS 336, Commander Rewant Kumar and Commander Rajiv Sharma of INAS 318. The Chief of Naval Staff Trophies for Flight Safety were bagged by INAS 318 for the Best Frontline Squadron, INAS 336 for the Best Training Squadron and Trishul Flight for the Best Flight.

A number of senior officers including Rear Admiral D.M Sudan, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air) and Rear Admiral B.S. Parhar, Flag Officer Naval Aviation, and others attended the seminar which was preceded by a Naval Flight Safety meeting on Thursday, chaired by Rear Admiral Parhar.

Commanding Officers and Flight Safety Officers of all the Air Stations of the Navy, attended and a number of issues ranging from the analysis of aviation incidents/ accidents, precautions to prevent recurrence and other relevant matters were discussed during the meeting, according to a spokesman of the ENC.

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