Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode Flight Skids Off Runway
An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode on Friday. An Air India spokesperson has said that several passengers have been injured in the incident. Rescue operations are underway.
The incident took place amid very heavy rainfall in the area around 7:40 pm. Fire tenders and ambulances have been rushed to the spot. The aircraft broke into two parts. According to initial reports, the pilot of the aircraft- Deepak Vasant Sathe died in the mishap and the condition of the co-pilot is believed to be critical. The Cockpit and the front door of the flight were completely damaged.
Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur Airport at around 7.45 pm today, Kondotty Police said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 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,” he said.
Video of the Incident