Air India Express Plane Crash: An Air India plane from Dubai has crashed at Karipur Airport. The Karipur Airport is situated in Kozhikode, Kerala, India. The flight took off from Dubai, and was supposed to land at Kozhikode.
The Indian aircraft IX-1344 has succumbed to extensive damage. Unfortunately, the pilot of the flight, Deepak Sathe, has died in the accident. As per the sources, heavy rains could be the culprit behind this accident. The flight crashed not far away from the runway.
The crash happened around 7:45PM according to Indian Standard Time, on Friday evening. There were 191 passengers aboard.
The latest news says 14 people have so far died in the accident and the remaining 123 have been hospitalized.
Indian PM has released a tweet paying condolences to the families of victims.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2020
Another Indian politician, Rahul Gandhi, has also paid respects to the victims.
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 (@RahulGandhi) August 7, 2020
Note: We will keep updating about this incident, stay tuned.