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Indian plane carrying 191 people missed the runway and broke in half

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(Dan Tri) – An Air India Express plane carrying 191 people today missed the runway and broke in half, killing at least 15 people.

Indian plane carrying 191 people missed the runway and broke in half

The plane was broken in half at the scene (Photo: timesnownews)

The Indian press reported that the accident occurred with flight number IX-1344 of Air India Express airline traveling from Dubai to Kozhikode, a coastal city in the state of Kerala, eastern India.

The plane missed the runway after landing at Karipur airport in Kozhikode at 7:45 pm local time on August 7.

According to news website Times Now, the plane crashed into the valley after landing and missed the runway.

Indian plane carrying 191 people missed the runway and broke in half

Rescue work was difficult due to heavy rain.

The accident flight was a repatriation flight of the Indian government to bring back citizens stranded abroad due to a travel ban to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

At least 15 people died

Close-up of the scene of the plane crash in India.

Reuters quoted the Kerala state police chief as saying at least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured in the plane crash.

Images published by local television channels showed passengers, some lying motionless on stretchers, being taken to hospital.

Indian plane carrying 191 people missed the runway and broke in half

Scene of the Indian plane crash.

Previously, initial information said that two people, including the pilot, died in the accident.

An Air India spokesman said several passengers were injured in the accident.

`Rescue operations are still going on and passengers have been taken to hospital for medical attention,` India’s civil aviation authority said.

The scene of the Indian plane breaking into two

Fire and ambulance teams were urgently dispatched to the scene.

Indian plane carrying 191 people missed the runway and broke in half

The plane broke in half after the crash.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was `pained` to hear about the plane crash in Kozhikode.

“My condolences to those who have lost their loved ones.

Accident due to heavy rain

Indian plane carrying 191 people missed the runway and broke in half

The plane crashed carrying Indian citizens repatriated due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Rescue work is currently underway and 15 ambulances are taking the injured to nearby hospitals.

Heavy rain in Kerala state is said to be one of the possible causes of the accident.

Indian plane carrying 191 people missed the runway and broke in half

The fuselage of the plane shattered after the accident.

Sources said that because the airport is located at a high altitude, landing is difficult.

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a detailed investigation into the incident.

Location of Kozhikode International Airport

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