Earlier today, an Air India flight coming from Dubai crash-landed at the Calicut Airport in Kerala. The incident occurred at around 7:40 pm, and as per ANI, around 174 passengers were on board. There are also conflicting reports which suggest that the plan was carrying 191 passengers.
No confirmed news of casualties as yet
As per preliminary reports, the flight skidded off the runway and crashed into a nearby valley. From the visuals, it can be seen that the fuselage of the aircraft was broken into two. However, as per the statements so far, no fire has been reported from the incident. It is said that rescue operations are already underway. No news of casualties has been reported as of now.
ANI has reported that 6 crew members were on board. The crew included 2 pilots. The flight was part of the Vande Bharat Mission that was operating flights to transport stranded Indians from other countries back to the country.
Pictures and Videos from the site
After the news of the crash land, several pictures and videos from the site of the incident started going viral. Here are a few of them curated from Twitter:
— Rishab Sharma (@i_amrishab) August 7, 2020
Air india Flight from Dubai to Kozhikode in Kerala crashed at the Calicut International Airport , while landing on Friday night.
I pray for all passengers in flight.🙏🙏 https://t.co/EnL8k0GxyQ@arnabofficial7 #Calicut pic.twitter.com/Ul4TbKdR9i
— Shivangi Tomar❤ (@Shivangitomar22) August 7, 2020
— Sourav Sanyal (@SSanyal) August 7, 2020
Another bad news come..😓😓#AirIndiaExpress aircraft has crashed in Calicut airport with 191 passenger on board.
Pray for those passengers who's fighting for their life in hospital 🙏🙏@GuruOfficial#AirIndia#Dubai #AircraftCrashed #Calicut pic.twitter.com/SwgqFUC8pn
— TeamGuruRandhawa™ (@TeamGuruRandhaw) August 7, 2020
Devastated on hearing about #kerla Air craft inciden flight was departured from #Dubai To #Calicut with 191 passangers crashed after over shooting the runway and gone into the valley at #Kozhikode
Condolences to those who lost their loved one and May the injured recover earliest. pic.twitter.com/zESiaoWJVZ
— Barkat Maliki (@MalikiBarkat) August 7, 2020
— Curiosity_buisness_hub (@HubCuriosity) August 7, 2020
Retweet🔁 for her.
A little child was found alone at the accident site. She's being taken to the Kondotty hospital. If anyone knows her, contact 9048769169 #planecrash #AirIndia#airindia #KeralaFloods #Kerala #Calicut pic.twitter.com/G7jZARxEEf
— I am vadodara (@iamVadodara) August 7, 2020
Unfortunate incident at #Calicut. Aircraft split into two pieces is visible here. More details awaited regarding casualties .
It flied from Dubai as a part of Vande matram mission. pic.twitter.com/nNg82FvrDm
— The Average Youth (@theaverageyouth) August 7, 2020
— Dishant Yagnik (@Dishantyagnik77) August 7, 2020
— samiran sarangi (@samirandel) August 7, 2020
— Vimal Sankar TN (@vimalsankar10) August 7, 2020
— RootingInTheDeep (@rootrolls) August 7, 2020
Air India Express plane carrying 191 passengers slips on runway while landing, fall in 35 feet deep valley. Plane break in two parts. Many injuries to passangers.casualties not yet reported.
karipur airport . Flight is coming from Dubai. pilot died.#airindia #calicut #India pic.twitter.com/8hcY31wJ8T
— Hardik (@hardik_700) August 7, 2020
#AirIndia Flight from Dubai to Calicut, with 191 people,passengers & crew – amid heavy rainfall with visibility of 2000 meter after landing Runway 10,continue running to end of runway and fall down in the valley and broke down in two pieces #Kozhikode#Calicut @flyingbeast320 pic.twitter.com/tWTt3AvMTZ
— Abhijeet Kumar (@Nagrik_India) August 7, 2020