Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur Airport at around 7.45 pm today: Kondotty Policeair india express flight 812

The  plane was  carrying 184 people on board from Dubai before it skidded off the runway while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode on Friday. Rescue operations are underway.

First images from the site showed the aircraft completely broken up with debris strewn over the runway and beyond.

The incident took place amid very heavy rainfall in the area around 7:40 pm.

According to BJP MP – “Second Tragedy Of The Day”:

BJP MP KJ Alphons termed the incident as “second tragedy of the day” after 13 people died in state’s Idukki in a landslide incident. “Second tragedy of the day in Kerala : Air India Express skids off the run way at Kozhikode, front portion splits , pilot dies and lots of passengers injured . All passengers evacuated. Very lucky the aircraft didn’t catch fire,” KJ Alphons tweeted.

 

An aerial picture of the ill-fated plane shows that the plane has been broken into two pieces after the accident. There were 184 confirmed passengers onboard the plane.

As reported, the plane didn’t catch fire when it landed, that refers that there may be a substantial number of survivors out of the confirmed 184 people who were onboard.

First images from the site showed the aircraft completely broken up with debris strewn over the runway and beyond.

The incident took place amid very heavy rainfall in the area around 7:40 pm.