Suffering from multiple fracture, Ibrahim VP was first admitted to Kozhikode medical college hospital after the mishap but shifted to the private hospital for surgery two days back.
District Collector K Gopalakrishnan, Superintendent of Police U Abdul Kareem and 21 officials, including police and fire force personnel, also involved in rescue operations, had also tested positive.
DGCA has already initiated the special safety audit of all airports in India that receive heavy rain during the monsoon season, an official said.
The committee has asked the aviation regulator to speed up the pending works in Kozhikode airport, including land acquisition and widening of the existing runway further.
Only the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder (black box) retrieved from the accident site can resolve these questions
The decision was taken after top officials including the Malappuram district collector and the SP who led the rescue operations at Karipur following the air crash tested positive for COVID-19
The Malappuram district collector and 22 officials working under him were among those who tested positive. On Thursday night, the district police chief also tested positive.
Irshad's marriage took place just two weeks ago and his wife, sick father and mother are waiting for him at home.
Captain S S Chahar, a former DGCA-designated examiner for pilots of B737NG aircraft, will be the investigator-in-charge to inquire into the circumstances of the August 7 accident.
The two unions said they are writing on behalf of pilots of Air India and its subsidiaries Air India Express and Alliance Air.
An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people, including a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway during landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on the night of August 7.
However, if one goes by the experience of the Mangaluru air crash victims, the kin of victims will have to really sweat it out to get their compensation.
An officer of the Air India Express said Akshay Pal Singh had a surgery on a leg following the accident, which killed 18 persons.
According to the experts, in the past, there was a deliberate effort on the part of the investigators to cover up serious violations of air regulations.
The vehicle that cost Rs 46,36,220 has a compartment where various facilities are mounted for use on the site, as and where required, for rescue operations or in unlawful situations.