Kerala plane crash (photo credit-ANI)
An Air India Express plane coming from Dubai to Kerala crashed during landing at Kozhikode Airport. According to the information, the aircraft fell into the valley after slipping off the runway and broke into two pieces. In this accident, including the pilot DV Sathe, the news so far. According to him 15 people have died. At the same time, the injured people are being taken out of the plane and taken to the hospital after the accident. At the same time, the incident has been expressed from the side of Air India Express.
According to reports, the plane crash took place at 7.41 pm on Friday evening. The plane was badly damaged in the accident, but it was a matter of pride that there was no fire. A total of 191 people were on board the plane at the time of the accident, including six crew members. Around 40 ambulances have reached the accident site and passengers are being taken to various hospitals in Kozhikode and Malappuram. According to information received here , The passengers sitting in the front row have been seriously injured. The condition of 12 passengers brought to a private hospital is said to be critical. Also read: Air India Express Plane Crash at Calicut Airport in Kozhikode: Aircraft accident in Kerala, broken in two parts, 15 people dead, 123 injured
We regret that there has been an incident regarding our aircraft VT GHK, operating IX 1344 DXB CCJ. Due to crash landing of the flight, it may affect the network but Vande Bharat Mission continues: Air India Express https://t.co/Vgtq7UJuRC
– ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2020
At the same time, the Chief Minister of Local Self-Government A.P. C. Moideen has been instructed to go to the accident site. It is being told that a total of 191 people, including 10 children, two pilots and five crew members were boarding the aircraft at the time of the accident and it was raining heavily at the time of landing. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Air India Express AXB 1344 was a B737 aircraft carrying 191 people including crew members.