New Delhi: At least 18 people, including both the pilots were killed after an Air India Express plane with 190 on board from Dubai skidded off the runway and broke in three pieces while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode on Friday amid heavy rain. The plane was carrying passengers from Dubai under Vande bharat mission.
Karipur airport runway ten is unsafe and landing should not be allowed here specially in wet condition. Nine year ago Mohan ranganathan a member of security advisory committee had warned it. But ignorance on the warning resulted the massive plane crash.
As per the latest report many on board were evacuated after a nearly three-hour operation and at least 123 injured were taken to hospitals in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, and rest were sent to their home.
There were 174 passengers, 10 Infants, two pilots and four cabin crew members on board the aircraft. A four year boy and a man is absolutely uninjured in the massive accident. According to Hospital sources 20 people are in critical condition having severe backbone injury.
Rescue operation is still on.