14 dead after an Air India Express flight skids off the runway while landing at Kozhikode. The incident took place around 7:45 pm at Karipur airport while Dubai-Kozhikode flight with 191 passengers on board trying to land. “14 dead, 123 injured and 15 seriously injured in Kozhikode plane crash incident at Karipur Airport”, said Malappuram SP. The ambulances and fire tenders rushed to the spot. The rescue operation has started.
“Second tragedy of the day in Kerala Air India Express skids off the run way at Kozhikode, front portion splits, pilot dies and lots of passengers injured. All passengers evacuated. Very lucky the aircraft didn’t catch fire,” said KJ Alphons, former Minister of State for Tourism, and Rajya Sabha MP.