Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh orders inquiry into Kerala Plane Crash
New Delhi: A major plane crash occurred at Kozhikode Airport in Kerala on Friday night. At the airport, the Air India plane slipped on the runway and fell into a 35-foot ditch and broke into two. This Air India plane was coming from Dubai to Kerala. There were a total of 191 passengers in this aircraft. In this accident, 18 people including both pilots have been died and many people have been seriously injured.
Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh on accident:
On this tragic accident, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the Air India Express plane coming from Dubai on Friday slipped 35 feet down from the runway at Kozhikode airport due to rain and broke into two parts.
He said that 18 people have died in the accident, including two pilots, this is unfortunate. 127 people are in hospitals, the rest are abandoned. The minister said that even a single death in an accident is tragic. Thankfully the plane did not fire. Two teams have left for investigation. I am going there myself.
Puri said that she is very sad and distressed by the plane crash. He said that relief teams of Air India and Airports Authority of India (AAI) were immediately sent from Delhi and Mumbai.
Vande Bharat plane crashed:
According to the information received, the plane slipped off the runway and after that, it fell into the valley and there were a total of 191 people on the plane. DGCA has reported that Air India Express AXB1344, Boeing 737 was coming to Calicut from Dubai. There were 191 passengers on the plane.
Vande Bharat Mission:
Special flights of Air India and Air India Express are being operated for the return of passengers under the Vanda Bharat Mission of the month of May. A spokesperson for Air India Express said that assistance centers have been set up for the affected people in Sharjah and Dubai.
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