Kozhikode plane crash: 17 dead in Air India Express Boeing 737 tragedy

PTI | Aug 08, 2020, 11:42 AM IST

The death toll in the Air India Express flight crash at the airport here, rose to 18 on Saturday with one more passenger succumbing to injuries. Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan told reporters here that one more passenger had succumbed to injuries. Except one, all those who had perished in the accident have been identified, he said.

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Air India flight crash details

Air India flight crash details

Seventeen people were killed and scores injured when the Air India flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the table toprunway while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two portions on Friday night. Photo: PTI

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Air India Express statement

Air India Express statement

Air India Express said on Saturday that three relief flights had been arranged to Kozhikode in Kerala to assist passengers and their family members affected by the plane crash a day ago. Photo: PTI

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Reason for crash

Reason for crash

The Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the tabletop runway at Kozhikode airport on Friday night while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two, killing at least 18 people. Photo: PTI

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Emergency response status

Emergency response status

"The Emergency Response Director is coordinating with all the agencies in Calicut (Kozhikode), Mumbai as well as Delhi, Dubai for effective emergency response," it said in a statement. Photo: PTI

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Investigation underway

Investigation underway

"The AAIB (Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau), DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) & Flight Safety Departments have reached for investigating the accident," it added. The airline said its chief of operations and the chief of flight safety had already reached Kozhikode. "The four cabin crew members are confirmed safe," it said. Photo: Reuters

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Boeing statement on Air India plane crash

Boeing statement on Air India plane crash

The aircraft was a Boeing 737. Expressing "deepest condolences" to the families of those who have lost their lives in the accident, aircraft manufacturer Boeing said it is in contact with the Air India team and have offered to support them in any way possible. Photo: PTI

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International flights remain suspended

International flights remain suspended

Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in India since March 23 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo: PTI

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Hardeep Puri, Air India officials rushing to Kozhikode

Hardeep Puri, Air India officials rushing to Kozhikode

Officials said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri would go to Kozhikode on Saturday. Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal, and Air India Express Chief Executive Officer K Shyam Sundar have already reached Kozhikode, according to a statement. Photo: PTI