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14 people feared dead as Air India flight from Dubai crash in Kerala

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Friday, August 7, 2020
14 people feared dead as Air India flight from Dubai crash in Kerala

14 dead, 123 injured and 15 seriously injured in Kozhikode plane crash incident at Karipur Airport, Malappuram SP told ANI news agency

Air India Express aircraft from Dubai to Kozhikode with 191 onboard crashed after overshooting the runway and going into the valley after landing at Karipur Airport. Two people, including the pilot, have lost their lives, according to initial reports.

Fire tenders and ambulances have been rushed to the spot. The mishap took place at about 7.10 pm and 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 due to the impact.

Rajeev Jain, Additional DG Media, Civil Aviation Ministry said that no fire was reported at the time of landing. "There are 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew onboard the aircraft. As per initial reports, rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to hospital," he said.

"Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur Airport at around 7.45 pm today," Kondotty Police told news agency ANI. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.

PM Narendra Modi spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan who told that a team of officials including Kozhikode and Malappuram District Collectors and IG Ashok Yadav have arrived at the airport and are participating in the rescue operation, Kerala CMO said.

The Indian Consulate in Dubai has set up 24x7 helpline to provide information related to the Dubai- Kerala crash that saw two dead and many injured.

“Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 from Dubai to Calicut skidded off the runway.We pray for well-being of passengers and crew and will keep you updated as and when we receive further updates. Our helplines 056 546 3903, 0543090572, 0543090572, 0543090575,” the consulate tweeted.

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Friday, August 7, 2020
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what a disastrous year!

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