Air India Express plane skids off runway in Kerala

An Air India Express plane carrying 191 people on board including the crew members skids off runway at Kozhikode in Kerala while coming in from Dubai.

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Air India Express plane skids off runway in Kerala.

The pilot of the Air India Express plane has reportedly been killed in the accident and the aircraft was split into two with debris all over the runway as seen in the pictures.

Air India Plane, India Plane Crash, Air India
India plane crash.

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The flight ( IX 1344) en route from Dubai overshot the runway at Kozhikode in Kerala around 7:45PM local time during heavy rainfall. The incident resulted in the plane being split into two with debris all over the runway.

Rescue workers are on sight and according to reports, one of the pilots of the Air India plane was killed in the tragic incident while lots of passengers have sustained injuries.

UPDATE [11:30PM India Time]: So far Captain Deepak Sethi, fighter pilot died along with 16 others according to initial report issued by authorities.

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