An unfortunate Air India Plane crash occurred at 7.38 pm yesterday. At least 18 people, including both the pilots were killed in the incident. After an Air India Express plane with 190 people who were on board from Dubai skidded off the runway. The aircraft broke in two while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode on Friday amid heavy downpour which has been going on for a few days prior to this incident.
174 passengers, 10 Infants, two pilots and four cabin crew members on board the aircraft.
All the survivors on board were evacuated after a nearly three-hour disaster relief operation. At least 112 injured were taken to hospitals in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts as reported by the authorities.
This particular flight was part of the Vande Bharat programme. These chain of flights has been bringing back Indians from foreign countries amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Raghavan, MP Kozhikode, visited the incident site at Calicut Airport. He was accompanied by CMD and officials of Air India and Airports Authority of India.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DG), Civil Aviation Ministry senior officials, Airports Authority of India, and Air Navigation Service members will be meeting to examine the incident in Kozhikode on Friday.
Here are some reactions on social media sights. Earlier, there was also a landslide at Idukki. It is indeed a mentally depressing sight and people have been deeply affected by the incident, because they are also dealing with the present coronavirus pandemic –