An Air India Express plane skidded during landing at Karipur Airport, Kozhikode, at 7.45 pm tonight.
The international Express Flight No IX 1344, flying from Dubai to Calicut, was carrying 174 passengers, 10 infants,
2 pilots and 5 cabin crew.
NSL Learnt that 14 people have died, 123 are injured and 15 are seriously injured in the plane crash.
Fire tenders and ambulances have rushed to the spot. Reports say that the fight slipped off the runway.
The pilot of the airline has died and according to reports, 80 passengers are injured so far.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a statement saying:
“A Dubai-Kozhikode Air India Express flight fell into the valley after landing at Runway 10 of
Karipur Airport & broke down in two pieces.
There were 191 people on board. Visibility was 2000 meters at the time of landing.”