Death toll in Air India Express flight crash rises to 18

Kozhikode, August 8

The dying toll within the Air India Express flight crash on the airport right here rose to 18 on Saturday with another passenger succumbing to accidents.

Malappuram District Collector Okay Gopalakrishnan informed reporters right here that another passenger had succumbed to accidents.

Except one, all those that had perished within the accident had been recognized, he mentioned.

Seventeen individuals have been killed and scores injured when the AIE flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the desk prime runway whereas touchdown in heavy rain and fell right into a valley 35 ft under and broke into two parts on Friday night time.

The pilot-in-command Deepak Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar have been amongst those that misplaced their lives.

Union Minister V Muraleedharan reached the town from Delhi.

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan are additionally anticipated to succeed in the airport.

An Air India Express assertion on Saturday mentioned Chairman and Managing Director of Air India, Chief Officer of the Air India Express, Chief of Operations and Chief of Flight Safety of AIX have already reached the airport right here.

Special aid flights have been organized from Delhi and one from Mumbai for rendering humanitarian help to all of the passengers and their members of the family, the assertion mentioned.

The Emergency Response Director is coordinating with all of the companies in Kozhikode, Mumbai and Delhi for efficient emergency response.

The AAIB (Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau), DGCA and Flight Safety division have reached the town to analyze the accident, the assertion mentioned. PTI

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