In pictures: Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode flight skids off runway


khaleejtimes, 07-08-2020 21:47:53


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An Air India Express aircraft that departed from Dubai International Airport Friday afternoon today skidded off the runway and crashed into a valley at the Kozhikode International Airport on Friday evening, said reports in the Indian media.

The flight was a Vande Bharat Mission special repatriation flight that departed from Dubai earlier today. 

Reports said the aircraft split into two on impact.

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Air India Express AXB1344, a B737 aircraft, landed on Runway 10 amid visibility of 2,000 metres in heavy rain, but continued running till the end of runway, fell down in the valley and broke in two pieces,

The pilot (in the photograph), Deepak Vasant Sathe lost his life in the mishap.

Several passengers injured in Air India Express crash landing. Majority of the passengers were families, and it included 128 male and 46 female passengers.

Officials inspect the wreckage of an Air India Express jet at Calicut International Airport in Karipur, Kerala.

Fierce rain and winds lashed a passenger jet carrying 190 people from Dubai that crash landed and tore in two.

A view of the damaged cockpit.

A child rescued after an Air India Express flight with passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing, at Karippur in Kozhikode

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