Air India Dubai-Kozhikode Flight Crashed at Karipur Airport

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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.

Another Indian politician, Rahul Gandhi, has also paid respects to the victims.

Note: We will keep updating about this incident, stay tuned.

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