An Air India plane crashed at Kali Kit Airport, killing at least two people

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An Air India plane crashed at Kali Kit Airport, killing at least two people

 

An Indian passenger plane Air India crashed while landing at the airport in the southern state of Kerala.

 

The accident occurred at 7.41 p.m. local time with about 184 passengers and seven crew aboard, including ten children.

 

Indian media, including Reuters and AFP, confirmed that at least 14 people had been killed and dozens injured in the crash.

 

According to authorities, most of the passengers fled and at least 35 were injured at the hospital.

 

“I can confirm that at least 14 people were killed and 15 were seriously injured,” Abdul Karim, a local police official told AFP.

 

Air India Express IX1344 flight crashed on Friday night from Dubai at Calicut Quickcode airport. According to a spokesman for Air India, the plane slipped in bad weather.

 

The Boeing 737 can be seen in the scenes shown in the Indian media.

 

ANI news agency quoted the director general of civil aviation as saying the plane could not stop in the runway during the landing and crashed into the valley.

He said when the plane landed at the airport, visibility was difficult. Note that the path to Quikode Airport is on a hill.

 

According to official information, the plane was not caught in the fire despite the crash and rescue operation began at the crash site.

 

According to Reuters, an Air India spokesman said many people were injured in the crash. A crash investigation was ordered, according to civil aviation officials.

 

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi lamented the crash and tweeted: “I hope the wounded will recover soon. I have contacted Kerala Chief Minister Pina Rai Vijayan about the situation and are looking for it. of the authorities the places and assistance for the victims.

Kerala Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted: “Police and fire brigade were ordered to arrive immediately at Koikod Airport in Karipur due to the plane crash.” He also instructed the responsible authorities to provide medical assistance and rescue the injured.

 

Immediately after the accident, Indian Interior Minister Amit Shah and opposition leader Rahul Gandhi mourned.

 

In India, aircraft accidents occurred during the monsoon. In May 2010, an Air India plane crashed at Mangalore City Airport, killing 158 people. A similar incident occurred again in Mangalore in July 2019, which is also under investigation.

 

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