In pictures: Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode flight skids off runway
Published on August 8, 2020 at 00.01
The aircraft carrying 191 passengers has crashed after overshooting the runway and crashed into a valley near the airport.
Rescue operations at Kozhikode airport on Friday after Air India Express flight from Dubai makes a crash-landing.
Several passengers injured in Air India Express crash landing.
The flight was a Vande Bharat Mission special repatriation flight that departed from Dubai earlier today.
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Majority of the passengers were families, and it included 128 male and 46 female passengers.
Reports said the aircraft split into two on impact.
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Air India Express AXB1344, a B737 aircraft, landed on Runway 10 amid visibility of 2,000 metres in heavy rain, but continued running till the end of runway, fell down in the valley and broke in two pieces, IANS reported.
The pilot (in the photograph), Deepak Vasant Sathe lost his life in the mishap. Supplied photo
An Air India Express aircraft that departed from Dubai International Airport Friday afternoon today skidded off the runway and crashed into a valley at the Kozhikode International Airport on Friday evening, said reports in the Indian media.
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