Air India Express Flight No IX1344 from Dubai to Calicut skidded off the runway.
The Boeing 737-800 (reg. VT-AXH) has crashed on landing in heavy rain at Calicut, India from Dubai.
- UPDATE Death toll rises to 18 and more than 100 injured.
- UPDATE The chairman of India’s DGCA reported 16 people have lost their lives in the accident including both pilots.
- UPDATE At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when the Boeing 737-800 (reg. VT-AXH) has crashed on landing in heavy rain.
No fire reported at the time of landing. There are 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots & 5 cabin crew onboard the aircraft.
As per initial reports, rescue operations are on & passengers are being taken to hospital: Rajeev Jain, Additional DG Media, Civil Aviation Ministry.
Air India Express AXB1344, was a repatriation flight operated by the government to bring Indians home during international travel restrictions due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.