Ex NDA 1980 batch, Sword of honour 58th course, commissioned in 1984 retired as an ace test Pilot. An inspiration to all. Rip Wing Commander DV Sathe
Captain DV Sathe, who was the pilot of the ill-fated Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 from Dubai to Kozhikode which crashed landed at Karipur International Airport, was a former Indian Air Force Test pilot. According to his colleagues, he was a wonderful pilot and a great human being. Captain DV Sathe has died in the plane crash.