New Delhi: An Air India Express flight IX-1344 from Dubai skidded off while landing at the Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday evening. Chilling pictures and videos have been surfacing across social media platforms where the aircraft could be seen shattered in two pieces. Also Read - Maggots Found in Bedsores of Man Post Discharge from Kerala Hospital; Minister Orders Probe
At least two people are feared dead, including the pilot of the Air India aircraft, and more than 40 people have been injured, according to reports. There were 191 people on board, including 10 infants and 6 crew members. Also Read - KXIP vs RCB Dream11 IPL 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: KL Rahul Slams Century, Spinners Star as Punjab Beat Bangalore by 97 Runs
The incident took place at around 7.40 PM when the flight was trying to land amid rough weather in Kozhikode, Kerala. Though generally flights are diverted during bad weather, this flight was not diverted and was allowed to land at the airport. Also Read - 'Mother's Body Organs For Sale': Kerala Woman Offers to Sell All Her Organs to Pay Medical Bills of Her Children
This is the second tragic incident in a single day for Kerala, which was hit by a massive landslide at Rajamala, Idukki earlier this morning.
Here are some chilling photos and videos of the Kozhikode accident: