Air India Express flight skids off runway while landing

New Delhi: An Air India Express plane carrying 184 passengers including 10 infants, which was coming from Dubai, skidded while landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode on Friday evening.

Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight

Kondotty Police said that Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur airport at around 7.45 pm today.

Air India Express said that there were six crew members on board including two pilots.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident.

Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi express shock

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have expressed their shock over the mishap.

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Shah tweeted: “Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala.” The Home Minister added that he has instructed the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to reach the accident site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Shocked at the devastating news of the plane mishap in Kozhikode. Deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who died in this accident. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured”.

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BJP President J.P. Nadda has also expressed his sadness over the tragic incident.

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