Latest Updates: Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode Flight Breaks Into 2 In Kerala

An Air India Express plane with 184 people on board from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday.

Latest Updates: Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode Flight Breaks Into 2 In Kerala

An Air India Express plane with 184 people on board from Dubai skidded off.

Kozhikode:

Air India Plane Crash: At least 15 people were killed after an Air India Express plane with 190 on board from Dubai skidded off the runway and broke in two while landing at Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday amid heavy rain, the police said. Among those killed were the two pilots of Flight IX-1344, authorities said. Four people are still stuck inside, the Kerala Police chief said.

Most on board have been evacuated and at least 112 injured have been taken to hospital, authorities said. There were 174 passengers, 10 Infants, two pilots and four cabin crew members on board the aircraft.

Here are the updates on Kozhikode plane skidding:

Aug 08, 2020 06:41 (IST)

Aug 08, 2020 06:16 (IST)
Screams, Blood-Soaked Clothing, Terrified Children At Kerala Crash Site
Screams of pain, blood soaked clothing, terrified children and the blare of ambulance sirens captured the distressing scene that unfolded at Kozhikode after the ill-fated aircraft from Dubai crash landed and fell into a valley with a deafening sound, killing at least 17 people on Friday.
Aug 08, 2020 04:08 (IST)
US, Afghan Envoy To India Condole Air India Express Tragedy
US envoy Ken Juster has expressed his grief over the plane crash incident which took place in Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday, reported news agency ANI. "On behalf of the US Mission, we are deeply saddened by the news of the Air India accident in Kozhikode. The victims and their loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers," the US Envoy tweeted.

Tahir Qadiry, Afghan Charge d'Affaires to India, also paid condolences "to the dear ones" of the victims of the Air India Express plane tragedy in Kozhikode. "Shocked and pained to learn about the Air India tragic plane accident in Kozhikode, Kerala. On behalf of the Afghan Mission in India, I express my deepest condolences to the dear ones of the victims. Wishing the wounded a speedy recovery and may the souls of the demised RIP!," he tweeted.
Aug 08, 2020 04:06 (IST)
Indian Consulate In Dubai To Remain Open On Saturday
The Consulate General of India, Dubai informed that the consulate will be open on Saturday to all those who want travel assistance to Kerala or any information related to the plane crash tragedy at Karipur airport in Kozhikode, reported news agency ANI. At least 17 passengers were killed when an Air India Express plane with 190 on board coming from Dubai met with an accident at Karipur airport in Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday evening. "Consulate will be open tomorrow Saturday, August 8 at 8 am to assist all who want any assistance to travel to Kerala or any information related to air crash incident," the Consulate General of India, Dubai tweeted. "We are with all the families of injured and deceased and will do our best to assist them," the tweet added.
Aug 08, 2020 02:28 (IST)
Ministry Of External Affairs Opens 24X7 Helplines For Those Affected In Kerala Plane Tragedy
The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said it was deeply saddened by the Air India Express accident in Kerala's Kozhikode and that its 24X7 helplines are open for those affected by the incident, reported news agency PTI.

Sixteen people were killed and several others were injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight with 191 passengers and crew on board overshot the runway and fell into a valley. The aircraft broke into two parts.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 at Kozhikode," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a tweet.

"MEA helplines are open 24x7: 1800 118 797; +91 11 23012113; +91 11 23014104; +91 11 23017905; Fax: +91 11 23018158; Email: covid19@mea.gov.in," he posted on Twitter.
Aug 08, 2020 01:36 (IST)
Indian Consulate In Dubai Condoles Loss Of Lives In Kerala Plane Mishap
The Consulate of India in Dubai has expressed grief and conveyed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the plane crash incident at Kozhikode in Kerala on Friday evening, reported news agency ANI. The Consulate General of India (CGI), Dubai issued a helpline number for Air India Dubai -- +97142079444. "As per the latest information from state authorities, search and rescue operation is over and all injured have been shifted to various hospitals like MIMS, Aster, etc and in Mallapuram. Air India Dubai helpline +97142079444. CGI (Consulate General of India) Dubai expresses its deep condolences for deceased passengers," the Indian consulate in Dubai said in a tweet.
Aug 08, 2020 01:26 (IST)
17, Including Pilot, Killed In Kerala Flight Mishap: Malappuram Collector
Seventeen people, including the pilot, lost their lives in the Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight crash at Karipur airport: Malappuram Collector K Gopalakrishnan, reported news agency PTI.
Aug 08, 2020 01:22 (IST)
"Deeply Saddened," Tweetes Odisha Chief Minister After Air India Express Flight Skids Off Runway In Kerala
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed grief at the loss of lives in the flight mishap at the Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday evening, reported news agency PTI. Extending sympathy to the bereaved families, the chief minister prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the mishap. "Deeply saddened to know about the tragic loss of so many lives after the crash landing of #AirIndia flight in #Kozhikode Airport. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families who have lost their dear ones and pray for the speedy recovery of those who are injured," Mr Patnaik tweeted.
Aug 08, 2020 01:18 (IST)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Expresses Shock Over Kerala Plane Skidding, Condoles Death
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant expressed shock at Friday's plane accident in Kerala, reported news agency PTI. An Air India Express flight from Dubai, with 190 onboard, overshot the runway in Kerala's Kozhikode last evening and fell into a valley. The death count is 16, as per officials. "Shocked to learn about the terrible accident of Air India flight at Kozhikode, Kerala. Praying for the well being of all passengers. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy," Mr Sawant tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 23:51 (IST)
16 People Dead In Incident: Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri
In a telephonic conversation with NDTV,  Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said that 16 people have died in the tragic plane crash that took place in Kerala's Khozikode.
Aug 07, 2020 23:51 (IST)
16 People Dead In Incident: Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri
In a telephonic conversation with NDTV,  Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said that 16 people have died in the tragic plane crash that took place in Kerala's Khozikode.
Aug 07, 2020 23:38 (IST)
A formal enquiry to be set up: Hardeep Singh Puri
"We are in touch with local authorities. State police have reported 11 deaths. Relief teams from Air India & AAI are being immediately dispatched from Delhi & Mumbai. All efforts being made to help passengers. A formal enquiry will be conducted by AAIB," Hardeep Puri tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 23:21 (IST)
Plane Skidded Off Because Of Heavy Rain, Says Kerala Minister
An Air India Express plane with 191 people skidded off the runway while landing at Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday and split into pieces. A pilot has died, said BJP MP KJ Alphons, and many passengers have suffered severe injuries.

All passengers have been evacuated, said Forest Minister K Raju to NDTV.

The incident took place at 7.41 PM. The plane skidded because of heavy rain and hit a wall, splitting into pieces, Mr Raju said.

"It is very serious. Rescue operations are on, first aid is being given at the aerodrome," he said. Read





Aug 07, 2020 23:11 (IST)
Captain Who Died In Kerala Plane Crash Was Decorated Ex-Air Force Pilot
Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe, one of the two pilots of the Air India Express plane that skidded off the runway while landing and broke into pieces at Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday, is among the 11 who died. Both the pilots of Flight IX 1344 are among the 11 who have died, the police chief of Kerala said. Wing Commander Sathe was a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew planes for Air India before he went on to Air India Express flights. He was an award-winning pilot who was described as very experienced in flying Boeing 737 planes. "He was very professional and was awarded the 58 NDA President Gold Medal. He had been a test pilot for the Air Force," said an officer. Read
Aug 07, 2020 23:03 (IST)
Flight Tracker Site Indicates Plane Tried To Land Twice At Kerala Airport
A popular global flight tracker website indicates that the Air India Express plane that skidded on the runway at Kerala's Kozhikode tried to land at least twice at the tabletop airport.

Flightradar24, a Swedish firm that shows real-time commercial flight tracking information on a map, indicated that the Boeing 737 NG that came from Dubai with 190 people on board tried to land twice.

Calicut airport is a "tabletop" airport, junior External Affairs Minister V Muraleedharan tweeted. A tabletop runway is a runway on the top of a plateau or hill with one or both ends adjacent to a steep elevation, which drops into a gorge. Such an airport presents a challenging condition for landing.

Aug 07, 2020 22:49 (IST)
15 People Dead: Kerala Police Chief To NDTV
Kerala police chief has confirmed to NDTV that atleast 15 people have lost their lives in the tragic plane crash that took place in Kerala's Kozhikode today.
Aug 07, 2020 22:33 (IST)
11 People Dead In Incident: Kerala Police Chief
The Kerala police chief has confirmed to NDTV that at least 11 people have died in the tragic plane crash that took place in Kerala's Kozhikode today. Four people are still stuck inside the plane, he said, adding that the rescue efforts are on.

Aug 07, 2020 22:25 (IST)
Rescue Operation Underway:NDRF chief
NDRF chief SN Pradhan told NDTV that rescue operations are on in full swing in Kerala.

"Whole idea is to take the passengers to safety. 24 or more than that ambulances, as per one of my officers were told, have reached. Doctors have also reached," SN Pradhan said.

"There's waterlogging everywhere. In fact, the land plane skidded is filled with water. I think we are equipped for it. We will be working as civil aviation directs us," he added.


Aug 07, 2020 22:09 (IST)
"Pained", Tweets PM Modi, Speaks To Kerala CM
"Pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. Spoke to Kerala CM @vijayanpinarayi Ji regarding the situation. Authorities are at the spot, providing all assistance to the affected," PM Modi tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 22:04 (IST)
Indian Embassay In Dubai Issues Helplines
"Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 from Dubai to Calicut skidded off the runway.We pray for well being of passengers and crew and will keep you updated as and when we receive further updates.Our helplines 056 546 3903, 0543090572, 0543090572, 0543090575," Indian Embassy in Dubai has tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 21:46 (IST)
"Shocked At The Devastating News": Rahul Gandhi
"Shocked at the devastating news of the plane mishap in Kozhikode. Deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who died in this accident. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 21:42 (IST)
"Devastating News": Rajnath Singh On Kozhikode Flight Skidding
"Devastating news from Kozhikode, Kerala. I am deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to an accident carrying several passengers on Air India flight. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 21:37 (IST)
"Distressed," Tweets Amit Shah on Calicut Incident
"Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala. Have instructed NDRF to reach the site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations," Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.

Aug 07, 2020 21:35 (IST)
Asked Police, Fire Teams To Act: Kerala Chief Minister Reacts To The Plane Crash
"Have instructed Police and Fire Force to take urgent action in the wake of the plane crash at the Kozhikode International airport (CCJ) in Karipur. Have also directed the officials to make necessary arrangements for rescue and medical support," Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 21:24 (IST)
"Second Tragedy Of The Day": BJP MP
BJP MP KJ Alphons termed the incident as "second tragedy of the day" after 13 people died in state's Idukki in a landslide incident. "Second tragedy of the day in Kerala : Air India Express skids off the run way at Kozhikode, front portion splits , pilot dies and lots of passengers injured . All passengers evacuated. Very lucky the aircraft didn't catch fire," KJ Alphons tweeted.
Aug 07, 2020 21:13 (IST)
Picture shows plane broken into two pieces
An aerial picture of the ill-fated plane shows that the plane has been broken into two pieces after the accident. There were 184 confirmed passengers onboard the plane.

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Aug 07, 2020 21:09 (IST)
No fire at plane
As reported, the plane didn't catch fire when it landed, that refers that there may be a substantial number of survivors out of the confirmed 184 people who were onboard.
Aug 07, 2020 21:07 (IST)
I am told all passengers evacuated: MP
BJP MP KJ Alphons to NDTV: "I am told all passengers have been evacuated."
Aug 07, 2020 20:57 (IST)
Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode Flight Skids Off Runway, 184 Onboard
An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday. Rescue operations are underway.

First images from the site showed the aircraft completely broken up with debris strewn over the runway and beyond.

The incident took place amid very heavy rainfall in the area around 7:40 pm.