Shocking news just in. An Air India plane has crashed upon landing and broken up into many parts.
Flying from Dubai, the plane crashed when making a landing at Calicut airport.
It has been reported that there were at least 191 people on board at the time of the crash.
What exactly happened remains unknown, however media is reporting that there was heavy rainfall at the time of the crash, and that the plane skidded along the runway before breaking into separate pieces.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said:
A Dubai-Kozhikode Air India Express flight fell down into the valley after landing at Runway 10 of Karipur Airport & broke down in two pieces.
There were 191 people on board. Visibility was 2000 meter at the time of landing.
The extent of casualties remains unknown although it has been reported that there are fatalities.
#AirIndia Express B737 Dubai to Calicut, with 191 people – passengers & crew – amid heavy rainfall with visibility of 2000 meter … after landing Runway 10, continue running to end of runway and fall down in the valley and broke down in two pieces #Calicut pic.twitter.com/Exb8sa2Crm— Supriya Bhardwaj (@Supriya23bh) August 7, 2020
CNN News are reporting that a pilot and two passengers died as a result of the crash – however this remains unconfirmed.
Heavy rain in the area has caused massive landslides over the past few days which have killed at least 15 people.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this horrific tragedy.