Black Boxes Belonging To The Air India Express Flight AXB IX 1344 Discovered At The Crash Site In India
A search team found flight recorders late in the evening from an Air India Express passenger plane that made a hard landing in the Indian city of Kozhikode (Kerala) on Friday, killing 20 people. According to NDTV, on Saturday, the recorders were retrieved last night. According to the TV channel, flight and speech data recorders were found.
Late on Friday evening, a team of specialists from the General Directorate of civil aviation of India arrived in Kozhikode to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
The Hindustan Times reported on Saturday that at least 20 people died in the crash, including the ship's commander and co-pilot. More than 100 people were taken to hospitals, and at least 20 victims are in serious condition.
The Boeing 737 was flying from Dubai (UAE) to Kozhikode. The flight was operated as part of a program to return Indian citizens from abroad during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to severe weather conditions, the plane landed twice. It occurred during a downpour. When landing, the aircraft rolled out of the runway, and its body fell in two parts. According to NDTV, there were 184 passengers (including ten babies), two pilots, and four other crew members on board.
Air India Express is a low-cost subsidiary of the Indian state-owned air carrier Air India.