Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight splits in two on Karipur runway, many injured
According to some reports, the Air India Flight 1344 from Dubai overshot the runway while landing.
The mangled remains of the Dubai-Calicut Air India Express plane are in the background
NEWS AIRCRASH FRIDAY, AUGUST 07, 2020 – 20:43
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An Air India Flight from Dubai to Kozhikode in Kerala crashed at the Calicut International Airport — also known as the Karipur airport — while landing on Friday night. While it is unclear how many people were on board, according to reports several people have been injured in the incident. The injured have been taken to hospitals near the airport, which is in Malappuram. The incident happened around 7.40 pm on Friday. The aircraft seems to have overshot the tabletop runway and plunged 30 feet down. This resulted in the aircraft splitting with serious damage to the cockpit area. There were around 140 people on the flight including passengers and crew.
Currently, it’s raining heavily in Kozhikode. According to sources, flights are usually diverted to nearby airports if the weather is bad at the Karipur airport, since it’s a tabletop airport. However, it wasn’t done on Friday.
Many ambulances had rushed to the spot. Two people are feared dead and many severaly injured. 20 people have been shifted to the Kundotti Mercy Hospital.