An Air India Categorical flight from Dubai with 191 individuals onboard overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport on Friday amid wet circumstances and went down 35 toes right into a slope earlier than breaking apart into two items, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated.
He stated the Kerala police has reported 11 deaths within the accident.
The minister stated he’s deeply “anguished and distressed” on the accident and reduction groups from Air India and Airports Authority of India (AAI) are being instantly dispatched from Delhi and Mumbai.
“All efforts are being made to assist passengers. A proper enquiry will probably be performed by AAIB (Plane Accident Investigation Bureau),” the minister stated on Twitter.
“Deeply anguished & distressed on the air accident in Kozhikode. The Air India Categorical flight quantity AXB-1344 on its method from Dubai to Kozhikode with 191 individuals on board, overshot the runway in wet circumstances & went down 35 ft. right into a slope earlier than breaking apart into two items,” he stated.
Earlier than him, the ministry stated in a press release that there have been 190 individuals onboard the plane — 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew.
The ministry stated the Boeing 737 plane overshot the runway at 7.41 PM on Friday however no hearth was reported on the time of touchdown.
“As per the preliminary experiences, rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to the hospital for medical care,” the ministry famous.
The Air India Categorical is an entirely owned subsidiary of Air India and it has solely Boeing 737 plane in its fleet.
A spokesperson for the Air India Categorical stated that assist centres are being arrange at Sharjah and Dubai for affected individuals.
“We remorse that there was an incident concerning our plane VT GHK, working IX 1344,” the spokesperson added.
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