This Article is From Aug 08, 2020

Air India Express Plane Circled Kerala Airport Several Times Before Crash

Kerala Plane Crash: The Boeing Co. 737 flight operated by Air India Ltd.'s overseas unit originated in Dubai, Arun Kumar, the head of India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, said by phone.

Kozhikode Plane Crash: The Air India Express aircraft circled the Kozhikode airport several times

An Air India Express plane with 191 passengers and crew aboard overshot the runway attempting to land at Kerala's Kozhikode airport, breaking in two and coming to rest in a nearby valley.

The Boeing Co. 737 flight operated by Air India Ltd.'s overseas unit originated in Dubai, Arun Kumar, the head of India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, said by phone.

According to a playback on flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, the aircraft circled the airport several times.

Further details weren't immediately available.

The last fatal plane crash in India was in 2010, when an Air India Express Boeing Co. plane overshot the runway and burst into flames, killing 158 people. That was the first fatal crash of a passenger aircraft in India in a decade.