The country suffered another major setback when Air India Express IX 1344 plane crashed in Kozhikode. At least 17 persons have lost their lives so far in the tragic incident including the pilot and co-pilot. The aircraft was carrying 191 passengers and crew as part of the Vande Bharat repatriation operations.
The aircraft skidded off the tabletop runway and fell into a 30-feet valley while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport late Friday evening.
The cricketing fraternity expressed their grief.
Praying for those who have been affected by the aircraft accident in Kozhikode. Deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who have lost their lives. ????????— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 7, 2020
My heart goes out the ones who lost their lives and are injured in the crash landing of #airindia flight. My deepest condolences to the families of the affected ones ???? #AirIndia pic.twitter.com/M8SBOS6HBF— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 7, 2020
Praying for the safety of everyone onboard the #AirIndia Express Aircraft that’s overshot the runway at Kozhikode Airport, Kerala.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 7, 2020
Deepest condolences to the families who have lost their near ones in this tragic accident.
Terrible news coming from Kozhikode. Frightening visuals of the plane breaking apart. Hoping and praying that all passengers are evacuated safely as soon as possible!— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 7, 2020
Praying for the passengers and the staff on the #AirIndia flight in Kozhikode. Shocking news.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 7, 2020
Oh My God….praying for the safety of everyone involved. https://t.co/eWXfpegs1W— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 7, 2020
2 tragedies in Kerala today. First the landslide in Idukki district and now the #AirIndia flight that crashed in #Kozhikode. Deepest condolences to the friends & families of those who tragically lost their lives. Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured. Stay strong Kerala!— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 7, 2020