Air India Express Plane from Dubai to Kerala Skids Off Runway

Breaking News, a special mission flight from Dubai to Kerala skid off a runway on Friday, August 7, 2020. Images shared online shows the plane split into two.

The plane tried to land when it skidded off the runway during its landing at Karipur Airport with at least over 191 people on board. This flight (IX1344) was part of a Vande Bharat repatriation mission.

Details are still developing. Please stay tuned for updates.

Former Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Govt. of India, Alphons KJ, tweeted: “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.”

Union Home Minister, Government of India, Amit Shah, tweeted that they have instructed NDRF to reach the site asap. “Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala. Have instructed NDRF to reach the site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations.”

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