An Air India Express plane crashed after skidding off the runway and breaking into two at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport. The plane was coming from Dubai when it met with the tragic accident and shocked the entire nation.
The plane was carrying at least 190 passengers out of which 18 people died in the crash, including the two plane pilots and 30 people are under serious treatment while the other passengers are injured.
The flight number IX-344 overshot the landing runway in the rainy conditions. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told that the plane “went down 35 feet into the slope before breaking into two pieces.”
According to a statement by Air India Express,
“There are 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots, 4 cabin-crew on board the aircraft. No fire reported at the time of landing and the flight’s four crew members is confirmed safe.”
B-town celebrities express their condolences:
The tragic incident that took place today on Friday around 7:45 left the masses in shock. Not only had that but Bollywood celebrities taken to their social media platforms to express their condolences and prayers on the tragedy. Take a look:
The actress wrote on Twitter, “Deeply shocked by the tragic crash landing of the #AirIndia aircraft that overshot the runway in Kozhikode. Prayers for all the passengers, pilots & crew onboard and at Calicut Airport. Terrible year this??????”
The Bollywood sensation, King Khan also wrote, “My heart goes out to the passengers and crew members on board the #AirIndia flight. Deepest condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones. Thoughts and prayers…”
Ajay Devgn wrote, “Disturbed by the #AirIndia flight tragedy. My prayers are with all the passengers and crew members’ onboard and deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones.”
Expressing his condolences, Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter, “Terrible news! Praying for the safety of all the passengers and crew onboard the #AirIndia Express flight. My deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones.”