Air India plane skids off the runway during landing leaving a scene of devastation.
The plane was flying into Kozhikode International airport – also known as Calicut – in Kerala in eastern India.
It was carrying 191 passengers and was flying in from Dubai.
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It reportedly skidded off of the runway as it landed and went into a side valley.
‘Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur Airport at around 7.45 pm (2.45pm GMT) today,’ Kondotty Police told news agency ANI. Mr Alphons, the former Minister of State for Tourism, said all passengers were evacuated and that it was lucky the aircraft didn’t catch fire.
However, the pilot and one other person who hasn’t been named yet, died in the crash.
40 passengers are also believed to be injured, some seriously.
More to follow.
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