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Air India Flight Crash Video | Karipur

Air India Flight Crash Video | Karipur

Air India Flight Crash Video | Karipur

Kerala: Air India flight with 190 onboard skids off runway in Kozhikode, both pilots among 16 dead.

An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode on Friday.14 people, including the pilot, have lost their lives so far.

At least 40 passengers are believed to be injured and a pilot dead , according to initial reports. The plane did not catch fire and rescue operations are underway, authorities said.

A helpline (0565463903) has been set up for families of passengers of IX-1344. President of the Indian Association in Sharjah EP Johnson has also launched a similar helpline number. He said, “Those in need can call us on the following numbers: 050 – 3675770, 050 4828472, and 050 6266546.”

At least 170 of those onboard the flight, including passengers and cabin crew, have been rescued, DGCA DG Arun Kumar said. CISF personnel who were the first responders along with NDRF managed to rescue a woman and a child alive during the final search of the plane’s wreckage.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and took stock of the situation. CM Vijayan told PM Modi that a team of officials including Kozhikode and Malappuram District Collectors and IG Ashok Yadav have arrived at the airport and participating in the rescue operation.

The Air India Express flight AXB1344, B737 from Dubai to Calicut was part of the Vande Bharat Mission, meant to bring home stranded people from other countries amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The incident took place amid very heavy rainfall in the area around 7:40 pm.

The Kozhikkode airport is a tabletop airport like the one in Mangaluru. A local MLA, TV Ibrahim said that many passengers have been admitted in hospital with injuries and luckily the plane did not catch fire.