Air India Accident Kozhikode: An Air India Express plane crashed and fell into a ditch while landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode, Kerala. Coming from Dubai, the aircraft had 190 passengers, including pilots and crew members. The passengers on the plane were 128 men, 46 women, and 10 children. 18 people died and 122 were injured in the accident. At the same time, 15 people are seriously injured.
Plane Split Into Two, After Falling Into A 30-Ft Of Trench
The aircraft fell into the ditch about 30 feet after being overturned. Passengers were ejected. Airports in Kozhikode are geographically ‘tabletop’, there are routes around the runway. For this reason, after slipping on the runway, the aircraft fell into gaps and split into two pieces.
According to the latest information, the rescue operation has been completed. The injured have been admitted to Kozhikode Medical College and other nearby hospitals. All those admitted are seriously injured. On the other hand, America has expressed its condolences to all the people affected by this incident in Kerala.
18 People Died In An Accident
According to the latest information given by Malappuram Collector K Gopalakrishnan, so far 18 people have died in this accident.
Embassy Opened At Eight O’clock This Morning
The embassy office opened at 8 am today. Those seeking any assistance for a trip to Kerala or any information related to the incident can be contacted.
Investigation Of Air India Accident Kozhikode Assigned To Two Group Of Teams
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that 2 teams of professionals from Air India, Airport Authority of India, and Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will go to Kozhikode to investigate the accident. These teams will leave for Kozhikode at 02.00 and 05.00. The rescue operation is now complete. The injured are being treated in various hospitals in the city.
Ministry Of External Affairs 24×7 Helpline Number
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Shrivastava has expressed grief over the plane crash in Calicut by issuing a helpline number. It was also informed that these helpline numbers will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These numbers are – 1800 118 797, +91 11 23012113, +91 11 23014104, +91 11 23017905, Fax: +91 11 23018158.
Indian Embassy In Dubai Also Issued Helpline Numbers
The Consulate General of India in Dubai has issued helplines numbers 0565463903, 0543090572, and 0543090575 regarding this incident. Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Pawan Kapoor has said that it was very sad to know about the incident. Our prayers are with the passengers and their families on board the plane.
Both Aircraft Pilots Died In An Accident
The pilot of this aircraft was Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar. Air India Flight crash kerala ruined out the lives of both the pilots. Captain Deepak Fighter was a pilot and an alumnus of the National Defense Academy. Captain Deepak, who received the Sword of Honor from the Air Force Academy, flew the MiG planes the most.
According to a statement issued by Air India Express, the aircraft had a total of 190 people. According to the airline, the aircraft had 174 passengers, 10 newborns, two pilots, and four cabin crew. There was no fire incident at the time of landing. Rescue work is being done and the injured passengers are being taken to the hospital.
Ministry Of Aviation Called an Emergency Meeting
The Civil Aviation Ministry has called an emergency meeting in the national capital after the accident. DGCA Director General along with officials of the Ministry, Airport Authority of India, and Air India Express are present in this meeting being held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan.
Accident Due To Rain And Low Visibility
According to information from DGCA, the Air India’s Dubai-Calicut flight (IX-1344) made landing on runway number 10 at 7.41 pm on Friday. After which the plane slipped and fell into the ditch. The plane collapsed after falling into a ditch. The DGCA reported that it was raining heavily at the time of landing and visibility was 2000 meters. The aircraft was coming to India from Dubai under the Vanda Bharat Mission.
Teams of the National Disaster Response Force have reached the spot for rescue and relief work. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that police and other forces have been asked to take immediate action. Officers have been instructed to provide rescue and medical help. Minister AC Moideen is leading the rescue operation.
PM Modi Talked To CM Vijayan Over a Phone Call
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Chief Minister Vijayan on the phone about this incident. The Chief Minister’s Office in Kerala said that the CM told the Prime Minister that a team of officials including Kozhikode and Malappuram district collector and IG Ashok Yadav had reached the airport and were carrying out rescue operations.
Rescue Work In Progress, Passengers admitted To The Hospitals
Apart from the Civil Aviation Ministry, DG Media Rajiv Jain said that there was no information about the fire at the time of landing. Rescue work is going on and the passengers are being taken to the hospital. At the same time, on the official Twitter handle of the Consulate General of India in Dubai, helpline numbers have been issued regarding this incident.
Nearly All Passengers Injured, Some Unconscious: NDRF
NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said that we have to keep in mind that this is the tabletop runway at Kozhikode. Almost all the passengers are injured and some passengers are unconscious. A team of NDRF has been sent to the spot for rescue and relief work.
I Am Saddened By The Plane Crash In Kozhikode: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet regarding this accident, ‘I am saddened by the plane crash in Kozhikode. My condolences to the victims of the accident. I pray that the injured get well soon. I spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the phone about the situation. Officers are present at the scene and are providing all possible help to the affected.
Home Minister Shah And Rahul Gandhi Expressed Grief
Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the incident. He tweeted that the NDRF has been instructed to reach the spot quickly and help in rescue operations. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi also expressed condolences on this accident and wished the injured to recover soon.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar And Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Also Expressed Grief
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said about this incident that I am praying for the families and the injured. We are finding out further information. At the same time, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that in the hour of this crisis, my condolences are with the families of the victims. I wish the injured get well soon.
Kozhikode Collector Released Helpline Number
The Kozhikode collector has issued a helpline number 495-2376901 regarding the accident. The family members of passengers on the plane can get information by contacting this number. Simultaneously Air India Express has said that assistance centers are being set up in Dubai and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Airline Expressed Regret, Vande India Mission Will Continue
Air India Express has regretted this accident. The airline said that the crash landing of the aircraft could affect our network but the Vande Bharat mission would continue.