In the midst of the Corona virus crisis, a plane crash occurred in Kerala late Friday evening, which shook everyone.
Air India Express aircraft carrying 190 people from Dubai under the Vande Bharat Mission skidded on runway at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode while landing and after slipping, the aircraft fell into a ditch about 50 feet deep in the valley adjacent to the airport and broke into two. In this incident, 20 people including the pilot of the aircraft have died, while many passengers have been injured.
Actually, the Air India Express plane fell into the ditch after it slipped on the runway during the landing amid heavy rains on Friday, after which the aircraft was split into two parts, killing 20 people on board.
Police and Airlines officials said the dead included Chief Pilot Captain Deepak Sathe (he was the wing commander in the Indian Air Force earlier) and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar. Sathe. Air India Express said in a statement released at midnight, “Unfortunately the pilots have died and in this hour of grief we are in touch with their families.” Continue reading