An Air India Flight from Dubai to Kozhikode in Kerala crashed at the Calicut International Airport — also known as the Karipur airport — while landing on Friday night. While it is unclear how many people were on board, according to reports several people have been injured in the incident.
The injured have been taken to hospitals near the airport, which is in Malappuram. The incident happened around 7.40 pm on Friday. The aircraft seems to have overshot the tabletop runway and plunged 30 feet down. This resulted in the aircraft splitting with serious damage to the cockpit area.
Currently, it’s raining heavily in Kozhikode. According to sources, flights are usually diverted to nearby airports if the weather is bad at the Karipur airport, since it’s a tabletop airport. However, it wasn’t done on Friday.
A member of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) who is at the airport told Malayalam news channels that there were no serious injuries and everyone has been shifted to hospitals. Many ambulances had rushed to the spot. However, this has not been confirmed by the police. 20 people have been shifted to the Kundotti Mercy Hospital.
MLA TV Ibrahim told the media that all ambulances from Kozhikode and Malappuram have been redirected to the airport. This is the Air india flight.
He added that while he has heard there were three casualties, he hasn’t been able to reach airport authorities to confirm the same.
This is a developing story !
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