Condolences poured in on Twitter after not less than 17 individuals have been killed when an Air India Specific airplane crash-landed in Kerala’s Kozhikode airport amid heavy rain.
All passengers have been evacuated from the airplane that broke into two because it overshot the runway earlier than coming to a halt. There have been 190 individuals together with crew onboard the plane that originated from Dubai. One of many two pilots of Flight IX 1344, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe, is among the many 15 who died.
President Ram Nath Kovind stated he was “deeply distressed” by the airplane crash.
“Deeply distressed to listen to in regards to the tragic airplane crash of Air India Specific flight at Kozhikode, Kerala. Spoke to Kerala Governor Shri Arif Mohammed Khan and inquired in regards to the scenario. Ideas and prayers with affected passengers, crew members and their households,” he tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally tweeted and stated he was “pained” by the accident.
Pained by the airplane accident in Kozhikode. My ideas are with those that misplaced their family members. Could the injured recuperate on the earliest. Spoke to Kerala CM @vijayanpinarayi Ji relating to the scenario. Authorities are on the spot, offering all help to the affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2020
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated he has spoken to PM Modi in regards to the accident and stated the prime minister has promised the union authorities’s assist in the matter.
Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah additionally tweeted after the tragic accident.
“Distressed to study in regards to the tragic accident of Air India Specific plane in Kozhikode, Kerala. Have instructed NDRF to succeed in the positioning on the earliest and help with the rescue operations,” Mr Shah tweeted.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri additionally tweeted:
Deeply anguished & distressed on the air accident in Kozhikode.
The @FlyWithIX flight quantity AXB-1344 on its method from Dubai to Kozhikode with 191 individuals on board, overshot the runway in wet situations & went down 35 ft. right into a slope earlier than breaking apart into two items.
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 7, 2020
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted he was “deeply anguished” by the lack of lives.
“Devastating information from Kozhikode, Kerala. I’m deeply anguished by the lack of lives on account of an accident carrying a number of passengers on Air India flight. On this hour of grief, my ideas are with the bereaved households. I pray for the speedy restoration of the injured,” he tweeted.
Thiruvanathapuram MP Shashi Tharoor additionally prolonged his condolences.
Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi additionally prayed for the speedy restoration of the injured.
“Shocked on the devastating information of the airplane mishap in Kozhikode. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of those that died on this accident. Prayers for the speedy restoration of the injured,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.
The crash comes on a day when 15 individuals died in Kerala’s Idukki on account of landslides triggered by heavy rainfall.
Round 50 others are nonetheless feared trapped in particles after a landslide within the hilly Idukki district early Friday.