The Air India Express AXB IX 1344 Plane Made A Hard Landing. There Were More Than 190 People On Board
At least three people, including the pilot, died in a hard landing on an Air India Express plane in the Indian city of Kozhikode (Kerala) on Friday, according to India Today, citing sources. According to their information, 45 people were injured.
Earlier, the ANI Agency on its Twitter page reported that a passenger plane of the Indian airline Air India Express on Friday when landing in the city of Kozhikode (Kerala) rolled off the runway. Reuters News Agency quoted a police official as saying that as a result of a hard landing in India, two were probably killed and 35 were injured.
According to NDTV, more than 30 passengers were hospitalized. The TV channel also reports that the pilot of the plane is among the dead. On Board the airliner, according to its data, there were 174 passengers, two pilots, and five other crew members.
According to The flightradar24 portal, the Boeing-737 that made the hard landing was flying from Dubai (UAE) to Kozhikode. According to the Airfleets resource, the plane is 13 years old.
According to NDTV, the flight was operated as part of a program to return Indian citizens from abroad during the pandemic. The plane landed during a downpour. Air India Express is a low-cost subsidiary of the Indian state-owned air carrier Air India.
UPDATE: At least 14 people died in a hard landing on an Air India Express plane in Kozhikode, Kerala, on Friday.
At the same time, NDTV reports 11 dead, and at least four more remain inside the plane. The rescue operation continues.