Atleast 18 people killed in plane crash at Kozhikode airport in Kerala. 149 passengers are treated in Malappuram hospital. 22 passengers have left for home.
Rescue operations at the site have been completed and all injured persons have been admitted to hospitals in Malappuram and Kozhikode.
An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 191 people onboard overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport on Friday in rainy conditions and went down 35 feet into a slope before breaking up into two pieces, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.
Air India Express is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India and it has only B737 aircraft in its fleet The pilot-in-command Deepak Sathe died during the accident. He was a former Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force. He had served at the IAF’s flight
We regret that there has been an incident regarding our aircraft VT GHK, operating IX 1344,” the spokesperson added.
Air India Express under the Vande Bharat Mission to help stranded people reach their destinations. Private carriers have also operated a certain number of flights under this mission. The centres are being set up at Sharjah and Dubai for affected people.