The Air India Inquiry – May 31, 2007 (Part 1 of 5)

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The Air India Inquiry – May 31, 2007 (Part 1 of 5)

Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182

Witnesses: Rajesh Chopra, T. N. Kumar, Rodney Wallis

Rajesh Chopra (Air India), T. N. Kumar (the general manager of legal affairs, Air India), and Rodney Wallis (an international civil aviation security consultant) testify as a panel. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Brian Gover, the witnesses speak about different computer systems used by airlines, the interfacing of those computer systems, airline industry practices relating to passenger transfer memoranda/manifests, and the causes of and circumstances surrounding the bombing of Air India flight 182. Raj Anand (Counsel for Lata Pada and other victims’ families) cross-examines the panel. A brief but significant discussion ensues concerning the definition of an unaccompanied bag in Air India’s policies at the time of the bombing.