At the least two folks have been feared lifeless, and 35 injured when an Air India passenger aircraft crashed within the southern metropolis of Calicut because it got here in to land in heavy rain on Friday, police mentioned.
The Air India Specific aircraft from Dubai had 191 passengers and crew on board when it overshot the runway, the civil aviation ministry mentioned in a press release. There have been 10 infants on board.
“We consider there are two folks lifeless, and 35 injured, we’re nonetheless in the midst of the rescue effort,” space police superintendent Abdul Karim mentioned. The aircraft fuselage cut up into two because it overshot the runway and fell right into a valley, tv networks mentioned.
“As per the preliminary experiences rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to hospital for medical care,” the civil aviation ministry mentioned within the assertion. There was no fireplace on board, it mentioned.