A passenger plane crashed at landing in Kerala, India


An Air India Express flight with 190 people on board crashed at landing after skidding off a runway at Kozhikode international airport in Kerala. It fell down in the valley and came to rest in a gorge 30 feet deep. The plane broke in two. At least 3 people (a pilot and two passengers) were killed, initially was reported. Later was said 11 to 14 people were killed and 123 were wounded, some of them in critical condition. Ten chidren were on board. Air India Express flight IX 1344 which was coming in from Dubai on Friday departed Dubai at 2:14 p.m. local time, being a repatriation flights operated by the Indian government during the coronavirus pandemic. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the plane crash in southwest India, saying he was “pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode.” „Prayers are with the bereaved families and those injured,” Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar tweeted. It was raining at the time the Air India Express plane skidded off the runway. No fire was reported at the time of landing. Regular commercial flights have been halted in India because of the coronavirus outbreak. Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India. a formal investigation will be conducted by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.


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