NEW DELHI: At least 16 people were killed and over 130 injured when an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 191 people on board crash landed at Kozhikode airport in
on Friday. Fifteen of the injured were in serious condition, according to Malappuram SP.
Live updates: Air India Express flight accident in Kerala’s Kozhikode
Here is a look at the latest developments —
MEA releases new helpline numbers — 1800 118 797, +91 11 23012113, +91 11 23014104,+91 11 23017905
Counsulate General of India, Dubai announces helpline numbers — 056 546 3903, 054 309 0572, 054 309 0572, 054 309 0575
Kozhikode Helpline Number for enquiries – 0495 2376901
- The flight IX1344 was coming from Dubai.
- There were 174 passengers, 10 Infants , 2 pilots and 5 cabin Crew on board the aircraft.
- It landed at 7.41 pm in heavy rain on Runway 10.
- The Boeing 737 plane skidded off the runway and broke into two.
- According to initial reports, one of the two pilots onboard is critical.
- Passengers have been admitted to two private hospitals in Kozhikode.
- All passengers except for one have been rescued. One passenger is inside the aircraft but he is safe
- This was a Vande Bharat repatriation flight.
- The crash may effect the network but Vande Bharat Mission will continue, Air India Express said.
- Emergency blood is needed for plane crash victims. Donors in and around Calicut have been asked to respond.
- Visibility was 2000 meter at the time of landing, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
- DGCA has ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.
- As per the initial reports, rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to hospital for medical care.
- Fire tenders and ambulances have rushed to the spot.
- Union home minister Amit Shah has instructed NDRF to reach the site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations.
- Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has asked all govt agencies to engage in rescue operations using all government facilities.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to chief minister Vijayan.
- Help centres are being set up at Sharjah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, according to Air India Express.
- An urgent meeting called of Civil Aviation Ministry is underway at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan. DGCA Director-General & officials of the ministry, Airport Authority of India & Air India Express are in the meeting.