Kerala, Aug 7: Air India Express with 191 onboard enroute from Dubai, skidded off the runway while landing at Kozhikode Airport on Friday evening, TV channels reported.
ANI quoted Rajeev Jain, Additional DG Media, Civil Aviation Ministry that no fire was reported at the time of landing.
There are 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots & 5 cabin crew onboard the aircraft. As per initial reports, rescue operations are on & passengers are being taken to hospital:
Helplines are open. #CCJaccident
These numbers will assist you in providing information about passengers who were on the Air india Express1344 (@DXB to Calicut.).
Airport Control Room – 0483 2719493
Malappuram Collectorate – 0483 2736320
Kozhikode Collectorate – 0495 2376901 pic.twitter.com/E3pjJ1d4Rs
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 7, 2020
Pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. Spoke to Kerala CM @vijayanpinarayi Ji regarding the situation. Authorities are at the spot, providing all assistance to the affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2020
We regret that there has been an incident regarding our aircraft VT GHK, OPERATING IX 1344 DXB CCJ. We will update as we get the details.
— Air India Express (@FlyWithIX) August 7, 2020
Two people on board ill-fated Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight killed in accident at Karipur airport: Govt sources
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 7, 2020
Relatives of passengers onboard Air India Express Flight (IX 1344) that crashed at Karipur International Airport, can contact the following Helpline Number for enquiries – 0495 – 2376901: Kozhikode Collector. #Kerala https://t.co/8pz0Z00FYu
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2020
Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala.
Have instructed NDRF to reach the site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 7, 2020
Minister A.C Moideen will lead the rescue efforts at the Kozhikode International Airport.
Police and Fire Force personnel have been deployed at the crash site of the Air india Express AXB1344, B737 Dubai (@DXB)to Calicut (CCJ).
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) August 7, 2020