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  • The plane truth: Here’s why landing on a tabletop runway is so tricky Sep 25, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    The plane truth: Here’s why landing on a tabletop runway is so tricky

    Even in excellent weather, landing on a tabletop runway is a challenge. With the Kozhikode plane crash last year being blamed on pilot error, the difficulties landing on such runways have once again come to the fore

  • Air India Express crash: Five-member inquiry panel formed, report expected in 5 months Aug 13, 2020 09:09 PM IST

    Air India Express crash: Five-member inquiry panel formed, report expected in 5 months

    Captain S S Chahar, a former designated examiner on B737NG (aircraft), will be the investigator-in-charge to inquire into the circumstances of the August 8 accident.

  • Kozhikode plane crash: 85 injured passengers discharged from hospitals, says Air India Express Aug 12, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    Kozhikode plane crash: 85 injured passengers discharged from hospitals, says Air India Express

    The Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people, including a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway during landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday night, fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two, killing 18 people, including the pilots.

  • AAIB chief says too premature to make initial assessment of Kozhikode plane crash Aug 12, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    AAIB chief says too premature to make initial assessment of Kozhikode plane crash

    At least 18 people, including two pilots, died in the Air India Express aircraft crash at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday. The Boeing 737 plane, carrying 190 people, had overshot the runway and later broke into pieces.

  • Air India Express crash | Nearly 600 Keralites quarantined after helping with rescue operation Aug 10, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    Air India Express crash | Nearly 600 Keralites quarantined after helping with rescue operation

    At least two passengers of the ill-fated flight were coronavirus positive at the time of the accident; one of them survived the crash, while the other was among the 18 persons who lost their lives

  • Hardeep Singh Puri questions Congress MPs' tweets on plane mishap, says Kozhikode runway safety as per ICAO guidelines Aug 10, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Hardeep Singh Puri questions Congress MPs' tweets on plane mishap, says Kozhikode runway safety as per ICAO guidelines

    Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people, including a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway during landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday night, fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two, killing 18 people, including the pilots

  • Kozhikode plane crash: Air India Express says 56 injured passengers discharged from hospitals Aug 10, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Kozhikode plane crash: Air India Express says 56 injured passengers discharged from hospitals

    The Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people, including a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway during landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday night, fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two, killing 18 people, including the pilots.

  • Air India Express crash: 'Real Heroes' who helped rescue passengers remain in quarantine Aug 09, 2020 10:42 PM IST

    Air India Express crash: 'Real Heroes' who helped rescue passengers remain in quarantine

    Police sources said 135 locals and 42 police personnel who had participated in the rescue operations have gone into quarantine.

  • Kozhikode crash: Airlines staff gather at Delhi airport to pay respect to deceased co-pilot Aug 09, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    Kozhikode crash: Airlines staff gather at Delhi airport to pay respect to deceased co-pilot

    "Around 200 pilots and ground staff members of various airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet, Air India and Air India Express gathered at the airport and paid their respects," the official said.

  • Air India Express Crash: Probe underway as plane’s recovered black box could provide clues Aug 09, 2020 10:42 AM IST

    Air India Express Crash: Probe underway as plane’s recovered black box could provide clues

    The toll has risen to 18 with the death of one more person, Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said

  • Air India flight crash | Poor judgment of pilots might have caused Kozhikode plane crash: DGCA Chief Aug 08, 2020 11:07 PM IST

    Air India flight crash | Poor judgment of pilots might have caused Kozhikode plane crash: DGCA Chief

    Junking reports that claimed friction tests were not conducted on the runway of the Karipur tabletop airport, the DGCA Chief said: “That’s not correct. It is more than 50.69.72.63, which is considered good.”

  • Air India flight crash | Flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered,  says DGCA Aug 08, 2020 08:51 PM IST

    Air India flight crash | Flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered, says DGCA

    The recovered components are a part of the airplane’s black box and will help investigators understand and analyse the circumstances that led to the Air India plane crash.

  • "I don't want to fly again": Surviving India's worst crash in 10 years Aug 08, 2020 06:32 PM IST

    "I don't want to fly again": Surviving India's worst crash in 10 years

    Instead of slowing down, Junaid said, the Boeing-737 appeared to pick up speed, overshooting the runway slickened by heavy rains, hurtling down a sharp slope and breaking in two.

  • Air India flight crash | Deceased passenger's last FB post read 'Back to Home' Aug 08, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    Air India flight crash | Deceased passenger's last FB post read 'Back to Home'

    Hours before the Air India flight crashed, deceased passenger Sharafu Pilassery had shared a picture of himself and his family in PPE kits and face shields and captioned it “Back to home”.

  • Air India Express crash: Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently Aug 08, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Air India Express crash: Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

    Panangad said he followed other passengers who crawled their way out of the fuselage through the emergency exit.

  • Air India Express flight crash wasn't accident, it was murder, says air safety expert Aug 08, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    Air India Express flight crash wasn't accident, it was murder, says air safety expert

    Air safety expert Captain Mohan Ranganathan had written a letter to the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council nearly a decade ago pointing out how Runway 10 of the Karipur airport is risky for landing during rains. He had warned that “all flights that land on Runway 10 in tailwind conditions in rain are endangering the lives of all onboard”.

  • Air India Express flight crash: Calicut airport technical issue was resolved, says AAI chairman Aug 08, 2020 04:31 PM IST

    Air India Express flight crash: Calicut airport technical issue was resolved, says AAI chairman

    The AAI chairman said the Air India aircraft that crashed had to land on the second runway, where the mishap took place.

  • In the backdrop of Kozhikode crash, Patna airport cries for attention Aug 08, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    In the backdrop of Kozhikode crash, Patna airport cries for attention

    The Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport, reckoned among the 20 busiest ones across the country, had hit the headlines on July 17, 2000 when more than 60 people were killed when a Delhi-bound Boeing 737 from Kolkata ploughed through a residential locality.

  • Aviation expert flagged concerns about Kozhikode airport runway in 2011 Aug 08, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Aviation expert flagged concerns about Kozhikode airport runway in 2011

    Captain Mohan Ranganathan had flagged concerns about the runway in a communication to then Civil Aviation Secretary Nasim Zaidi in June 2011. Ranganathan was then a member of the operations group of the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Committee (CASAC).

  • Air India flight crash | Here’s how ex-IAF pilot Captain Deepak Sathe saved lives Aug 08, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    Air India flight crash | Here’s how ex-IAF pilot Captain Deepak Sathe saved lives

    Though unconfirmed, several reports have suggested that deceased pilot-in-command Captain Deepak V Sathe had turned off the Air India flight’s engine right before landing, to ensure the aircraft did not catch fire, thus saving the lives of hundreds of passengers.

  • Captain Deepak Sathe survived air crash in 1990s, but returned to flying Aug 08, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    Captain Deepak Sathe survived air crash in 1990s, but returned to flying

    Sathe had suffered multiple injuries on his skull in that incident, but due to his strong will power and passion he cleared the test and started flying again, Capt Sathe's cousin said.

  • In pics | Air India Express crash in Kerala: A look at other aircraft accidents in India Aug 08, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    In pics | Air India Express crash in Kerala: A look at other aircraft accidents in India

    In the wake of the Kerala plane crash, a look at other aircraft accidents that happened in India.

  • When Air India Express mentioned Kozhikode airport and runway as among 'most beautiful' Aug 08, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    When Air India Express mentioned Kozhikode airport and runway as among 'most beautiful'

    In a blog post titled 'India's Most Beautiful Runways and Airports' dated August 26, 2016, the airline said the joys of flying are made even more spectacular when you are greeted by the scenic beauty of your dream destination.

  • US, Australia and Japan envoys express grief over Air India Express plane crash Aug 08, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    US, Australia and Japan envoys express grief over Air India Express plane crash

    An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 passengers on board overshot the tabletop runway at Kozhikode airport on Friday night while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two, killing at least 18 people.

  • Air India Express flight crash | Deceased passenger tests positive for COVID-19 Aug 08, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Air India Express flight crash | Deceased passenger tests positive for COVID-19

    Health Minister K K Shailaja has asked all the people who were engaged in the rescue operations should report to the health authorities and go on self quarantine as a precautionary measure and get themselves tested.

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