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In Pics | Air India Express plane with over 190 passengers skids of runway at Kozhikode airport

This incident comes after a landslide in Idukki district of the state earlier today, which claimed over 12 lives. Kerala has been receiving incessant rains over the past few days, with the Met Department issuing a red alert to the district

August 08, 2020 / 09:22 AM IST
An Air India Express Dubai-Calicut flight with 191 travellers and crew on board slipped off the tabletop runway and plunged into a 50 feet valley breaking into two portions while landing on August 7
An Air India Express Dubai-Calicut flight with 191 travellers and crew on board slipped off the tabletop runway and plunged into a 50 feet valley breaking into two portions while landing on August 7
The aircraft landed at the Karipur airport at around 7:40 pm and overshot the runway, following which it split into two
The aircraft landed at the Karipur airport at around 7:40 pm and overshot the runway, following which it is split into two
Some of the passengers were said to be in critical condition and were rushed to nearby hospitals
Some of the passengers were said to be in critical condition and were rushed to nearby hospitals
Directorate General of Civil Aviation said that on landing, the aircraft skidded to "the end of runway and fell down in the valley and broke down into two pieces"
Directorate General of Civil Aviation said that on landing, the aircraft skidded to "the end of runway and fell down in the valley and broke down into two pieces"
Aircraft pilot Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe has died in the accident. (Image source: Twitter)
Aircraft pilot Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe has died in the accident. (Image source: Twitter)
A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was rushed to Karipur Airport to help in search & rescue operations
A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was rushed to Karipur Airport to help in search & rescue operations.
A part of the Air India Express flight is seen through a broken wall after it skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode.
A part of the Air India Express flight is seen through a broken wall after it skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode. (Image: AP)
The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala. (Image: AP)
The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala. (Image: AP)
One of the persons injured after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport is brought for treatment to the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala.
One of the persons injured after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport is brought for treatment to the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala.
Medical personnel in personal protective wear stand as people injured after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport, are treated at the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.
Medical personnel in personal protective wear stand as people injured after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport, are treated at the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode. (Image: AP)
Medical personnel in personal protective wear stand next to bodies of victims after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport are attended to at the Medical College Hospital.
Medical personnel in personal protective wear stand next to bodies of victims after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport are attended to at the Medical College Hospital (Image: AP).
The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo)
The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo)
People gather to look at the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode.
People gather to look at the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode. (Image: AP).
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first published: Aug 8, 2020 07:30 am

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