Deepak Vasant Sathe Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Deepak Vasant Sathe was the commander of the Air India flight that got crashed on 7 August 2020 at Kozhikode airport in Kerala. He also worked with Indian Air Force as an ace test pilot in 2003. He was considered one of the experienced and smart pilots in the country.

Deepak Vasant Sathe Wiki/Biography

Born in 1961, Deepak Vasant Sathe’s age is 59 years as of 2020. He was born and brought up in a well-settled family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

He completed his early schooling from Cambrian Hall in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. After that, he enrolled himself at Air Force Academy at Dundigal, Telangana, and passed out in 1981. He was from the 58th course of the National Defense Academy in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Since childhood, he always wanted to be an Indian Air Force officer and serve the nation like his father.

Full Name Deepak Vasant Sathe
Nickname Deepak Sathe
Date of Birth 1961
Age 59 Years
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra
Profession Pilot
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai
Caste Not Known
Zodiac Sign Leo
School Cambrian Hall in Dehradun, Uttarakhand
College / University Air Force Academy at Dundigal, Telangana
Education Qualification Graduate
Net Worth Under Review

Family, Wife & Relationships

Deepak Vasant Sathe belongs to a well-to-do Hindu family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He follows the Hindu religion and holds an Indian nationality. His father was also an army officer and served the nation and his mother was a homemaker. There is not much information available about his parents, siblings, and other family members.

Deepak Vasant Sathe’s marital status was married. He was married and had two children. There is not much information available about his wife and children. He was living in Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Deepak Vasant Sathe Wife

Physical Appearance

Deepak Vasant Sathe is a good looking man with an impressive personality. He had a strong body build up and had an impressive physique. He was 5 feet and 10 inches tall and his body weight was around 70 Kg. He had black color hair and also had black color eyes. He didn’t have any tattoo inked on his body.


Deepak Vasant Sathe started his career in 1981 and joined the Indian Air Force as an ace test pilot. He retired from his job in 2003. He had graduated with a “Sword of Honor” from the Air Force Academy at Dundigal near Hyderabad. After that, he joined Air India Airlines as the pilot of flight IX 1344.


He was the pilot of the Air India flight IX 1344 which got crashed on 07 August 2020. He and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar were flying the Air India flight that was returning from Dubai. It was the returning flight under the Vande Bharat mission to bring back the Indians who have stuck abroad due to the COVID-19 situation.

There was heavy rain in Kerala when they reached the Kozhikode airport and during the landing, the plane got crashed and broke into parts and drop down 30 feet after crashing the Airport’s boundary wall. Deepak Vasant Sathe lost his life in this accident with other 19 people. The rescue team reached the site and rescued 170 passengers and others were admitted to the nearby hospital.

We pray for the departed souls and speedy recovery for those who are badly injured in the accident. May God give strength to the families to cope up with the loss.

Facts and Information

He revealed that he loved to play squash in his free time. He was a meritorious student at his time and was awarded “Sword of Honor” which is awarded to the cadet based on merit from the Air Force Academy. The investigation team has been set up for further investigation in the case till then there is no confirmed information about the reason behind the accident.

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