Air India Express flight with 191 on board skids off runway, rescue op underway

Air India Express flight

#Update – Pilot dead, 5 passengers reported dead. Rescue operation underway!

#Update The Air India flight (IX-1344) from Dubai carrying 191 passengers skidded during landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode (Kerala) today. There were 6 crew members on board, including two pilots.

An Air India Express flight with 191 passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at Karipur Airport, Kozhikode on Friday evening, as per reports.

It is being reported that the Express flight was about to land in Kozhikode when the incident happened.

Primary sources are hinting rain to be the main cause for the incident as heavy rains have been lashing the region in the last few days with the flood-like situation in the state. A red alert has been sounded in the state following torrential rains.

Earlier today, a massive landslide in Kerala’s Munnar trapped 80 people under rubbles and slushy mud due to heavy downpour

(This is a developing story. More details awaited)

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