Plane crashes at an Indian airport while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport

Plane crashes at an Indian airport while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport


Plane crashes at an Indian airport while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport
A plane crashed at an Indian airport while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport . India's civil aviation minister said rescue operations are now complete. If you're just reading in now. At least 16 people were killed in the crash, according to CV Anand, the Central Industrial Security Force's Inspector General. Both pilots were among the dead. Another 46 of the 190 people on board were seriously injured.


The plane was on a repatriation flight operated by the Indian government to transport Indian nationals during the coronavirus pandemic, information on the airline's website showed. The flight took off from Dubai Friday afternoon local time.

The cause of the crash has not been determined, but reports from the ground showed rain at the time the plan landed at Kozhikode international airport.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the plane crash in southwest India, saying he was “pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode." Rescue operations for the deadly plane crash in Kerala are complete, according to India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri."Rescue operations are now complete. Injured being treated at various city hospitals," Puri tweeted, adding that everyone has been evacuated from the plane.

"Two investigation teams of professionals from @airindiain @AAI_Official & AAIB will leave for Kozhikode at 02.00 hrs & 05.00 hrs," Puri added. "As per the flight manifest there were 190 people on flight AXB-1344 including 174 adult passengers,10 infants, 4 cabin crew and 2 pilots. Unfortunately, 16 people have lost their lives," Puri added "I offer my heartfelt condolences to their next of kin & pray for speedy recovery of the injured."






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