An Air India Express Flight Crash after skidding off the runway with 190 people on board at Kozhikode airport in Kerala. The pilot died in the accident. The Air India Express flight, IX-1344, bound for Kozhikode from Dubai skidded during landing at the Karipur Airport at around 7.45 pm, said the Kondotty Police. The authorities have issued helpline numbers – 0543090572, 0543090573, 0543090575, and 0565463903.
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“There were a total of 184 passengers, including 10 infants and six crew members, including two pilots, onboard Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) that skidded during landing at Karipur Airport today,” said the Air India Express. The plane has broken into two parts. The Air India Express plane fell around 35 feet down and apparently the front half took the damage but people in the rear half have survived. The Kozhikode International Airport, also known, as Karipur Airport is a tabletop airport.
Air India Express Flight Crash Photos at Kozhikode Airport
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed immediate rescue measures in the plane crash. The Chief Minister directed local self-government minister AC Modi to immediately rush to the spot and lead the rescue operation. He left Thrissur. Police warm-up led by IG and fire and rescue team from two districts has started rescue operations.
It is also proposed to set up the necessary health system and all the mechanisms of the state government should be used for disaster relief. Pinarayi Vijayan also said, “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.”