Air India Express airplane with 191 on board overshoots runway at Kozhikode; two feared lifeless

Kozhikode, August

Air India Express flight from Dubai with 191 on board crash lands at Kozhikode airport on Friday night, an airline spokesperson mentioned.

Reuters cited a police official as saying that no less than two individuals have been lifeless and 35 individuals have been wounded within the crash.

There have been 84 passengers and crew on the flight.

The airplane is believed to have overshot the runway after it landed—IX 1344—at the airport at round 7.40 pm.

Kozhikode airport is a tabletop airport.

It had been raining closely on the time of the incident.

The Director General of Civil Aviation mentioned that the flight overshot the runway and fell into the slope past, breaking into two items.

The airline spokesperson mentioned the plane apparently overshot the runway.

Air India Express has solely Boeing 737 planes in its fleet.

Television experiences mentioned that rescue operations have been underway.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned police and firefighters have been directed to take all measures for rescue and aid operations.

“Have instructed Police and Fire Force to take urgent action in the wake of the plane crash at the Kozhikode International airport (CCJ) in Karipur. Have also directed the officials to make necessary arrangements for rescue and medical support,” Vijayan mentioned in a tweet.

The accident got here on a day when no less than 15 individuals have been killed and round 50 others feared trapped after a landslide triggered by heavy rains flattened a row of dwelling models of tea property employees at Pettimudi in Kerala’s Rajamala early on Friday.


Politicians took to social media to voice their shock and grief on the accident.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who’s a Member of Parliament from Kerala’s Wayanad, mentioned in a Facebook submit: “I’m shocked to hear about the crash landing of an Air India Express flight, coming from Dubai, at Kozhikode, Kerala. While information is awaited from the authorities on casualties and injuries to the passengers, I pray that all the passengers have survived this terrible ordeal. My thoughts are with the crew, the passengers and their families and friends at this time”.

Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned he was “distressed” concerning the incident.

“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,” he mentioned in a tweet. —Agencies 

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