Kozikhode, 7 Aug 2020
Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 from Dubai to Calicut skidded off the runway and broke into two pieces.
It had been raining heavily at the time of the accident.No fire reported at the time of landing. As per initial reports, rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to hospital said Civil aviation ministry.
Union home minister Amit Shah said Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala. Have instructed NDRF to reach the site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations.
This was a Vande Bharat repatriation flight.
A Dubai-Kozhikode Air India Express flight fell down into the valley after landing at Runway 10 of Karipur Airport & broke down in two pieces. There were 191 people on board. Visibility was 2000 meter at the time of landin was the statement given by DGCA.
There were total 174 passengers, including 10 infants and 6 crew members, including two pilots, onboard.
PM Narendra Modi speaks to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on phone about the Karipur plane crash. The CM has informed the PM that a team of officials including Kozhikode & Malappuram District Collectors & IG Ashok Yadav have been rushed to the airport & are participating in the rescue operation said Kerala CMO.
One of the pilots Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe has died in the plane crash. More details awaited.