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Devastating images show how Air India express plane crash in Kerala split the flight in two and left 18 dead and over a 100 injured

Devastating images show how Air India express plane crash in Kerala split the flight in two and left 18 dead and over a 100 injured
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  • The severe impact of the crash where the plane fell 35 feet into the valley, broke the plane into two pieces.
  • Of the 190 people on board, 18 people including the pilot, Capt D.V. Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar, succumbed to their injuries.
Months after lockdown, 190 people on board the Air India Express flight from Dubai were just about to reach home, when the flight overshot the runway while landing in heavy rains and fell into the valley. The flight was a part of the Vande Bharat Mission, bringing back people stuck in Dubai during lockdown.



The severe impact of the crash where the plane fell 35 feet into the valley, broke the plane into two pieces.

The severe impact of the crash where the plane fell 35 feet into the valley, broke the plane into two pieces.
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has reached Kozhikode to take stock of the situation.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has reached Kozhikode to take stock of the situation.
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The black box of the flight has been recovered

The black box of the flight has been recovered
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Of the 190 people on board, 18 people including the pilot, Capt D.V. Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar, succumbed to their injuries.

Of the 190 people on board, 18 people including the pilot, Capt D.V. Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar, succumbed to their injuries.
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The accident occurred at 7.41 pm on Friday. And now, the Kozhikode airport has been closed and all flights have been diverted to Kannur airport, about 80 km away.

The accident occurred at 7.41 pm on Friday. And now, the Kozhikode airport has been closed and all flights have been diverted to Kannur airport, about 80 km away.
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According to reports, 123 people have been injured while 15 passengers are critical.

According to reports, 123 people have been injured while 15 passengers are critical.
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Officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), along with top officials from Air India have reached Kerala to investigate the matter.

Officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), along with top officials from Air India have reached Kerala to investigate the matter.
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