WORLD NEWSAUGUST 7, 2020 / 4:49 PM / UPDATED 4 MINUTES AGO
Air India plane crash lands in southern India, several passengers injured
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Air India plane carrying 191 passengers crashed in the southern city of Calicut on Friday and several passengers were injured, an airline spokesman and television channels said.
The plane was coming in from Dubai and it overshot the runway as it landed. “Several passengers are injured,” an Air India spokesman said.
The fuselage has split into two, local television networks said.
14 dead, 123 injured after Air India Express flight skids off runway in Kerala with 191 people on board, amd splits into two
7 Aug, 2020 15:31 / Updated 6 minutes ago © Karipur Airport official© Karipur Airport official
Follow RT onAn Air India Express passenger flight en route from Dubai with 191 people on board has overshot the runway during landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport. Police confirmed 14 deaths with another 123 injured.
Malappuram police superintendent Abdul Kareem confirmed the numbers to the ANI news agency. Fifteen people are said to be “seriously” injured.
Officials also confirmed that both the pilot and co-pilot perished in the crash landing.
Media reports said the plane overshot the runway, fell into a valley and broke up.
Images and video circulating on social media show the aircraft broken into two pieces with rescue operations underway.
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