Air India Plane crash: The plane has crashed in Kerala. In which there were 190 passengers. It is raining heavily throughout the state. It is being told that it was an express aircraft of Air India. Which slipped off the runway while landing. The accident took place at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode. This flight was coming to Kozhikode from Dubai. Its number was (IX-1344). There were 190 passengers in it. It crashed at Karipur Airport.
The Civil Aviation Directorate General (DGCA) said that at Kozhikode International Airport, a plane skidding off the runway attempt to land at about 7:40 p.m. in heavy rain. ET local time. ET local time.
Rajeev Jain, Additional DG Media, Civil Aviation Ministry said that no fire was reported at the time of landing. “There are 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots & 5 cabin crew onboard the aircraft. As per initial reports, rescue operations are on & passengers are being taken to hospital,” he said.
“Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur Airport at around 7.45 pm today,” Kondotty Police told news agency ANI. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.
Flight Pilot Deepak Vasant Sathe lost his life in the mishap
Air India has issued a helpline number to give complete information about the casualties or dead of this accident. On which any kind of information can be obtained. These numbers are as follows – 056 546 3903, 0543090572, 0543090572, 0543090575.
Eyewitnesses have said that no explosion or fire was seen after the plane fell. The aircraft had 174 passengers, 10 newborns, 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew.
Three dead in India plane crash
At least 14 people were killed, including the pilot and co-pilot, as a 191 passenger (including crew) aircraft Air India Express sprang from the tabletop and fell into a 30-foot valley and struck into two pieces on landing in the airport of Kerala Kozhikode.
According to the news received so far, the aircraft coming to Kozhikode, Dubai, slipped off the runway and fell into the ditch while landing. In this accident, the aircraft has broken into two pieces. Director General of Civil Aviation said that the visibility at the time of landing was 2000 meters.
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Plane broken in two
According to the information, while landing at 7.41 pm in the evening, the plane slipped off the runway and fell into the valley. At present, no confirmed information has been received about the number of injured and dead. According to reports, there was waterlogging on the runway due to heavy rains, due to which the plane overtook the runway and fell into a trench about 30 feet deep. The plane is badly damaged and has two parts.
The accident was so tremendous that the plane broke into two parts due to this. After receiving information about the incident, the Airport Authority officials were stirred, after which immediate relief teams were sent to the spot.
Home minister Amit Shah,PM Modi and others expressed grief
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 – Home Minister Amit Shah
Although there was no official report on the death or the injury, 177 passengers, including 10 children, were found to be present.
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