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Kozhikode Crash: Air India express Plane crash near Kozhikode airport

Kozhikode Crash News: Heavy rains in Kerala shortly after a landslide killed 15 people, a fatal plane crash occurred in Calicut. Both the pilot and the co-pilot were killed in the incident. With four deaths reported so far, the death toll is expected to rise further. There are suspicions that the accident may have been caused by the runway not being visible properly due to heavy rains. On the second attempt to land, the plane skidded and crashed into an adjacent valley.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Relief efforts were ongoing

Meanwhile, it seems that the accident happened as soon as the plane skidded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inquired about the accident. Prime Minister Modi spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan described the incident. CM Pinarayi Vijayan said relief efforts were ongoing. The Prime Minister assured that the Center would extend all possible assistance to the Government of Kerala. Modi said the accident was unfortunate.

PM Modi Tweeted

Amit Shah: The accident is unfortunate

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed regret over the accident. Upon learning of the accident, Amit Shah immediately ordered NDRF personnel to rush to the spot. Meanwhile, an Air India flight from Dubai to Kozhikode as part of the Vandebharat mission skidded while landing at Kozhikode airport. The accident happened around 7:40pm on Friday night.

Fire broke out when the plane crashed

The airport is located on a hill. It is one of the three hilly airports in the country. The DGCA said the plane fell to a depth of 35 feet. Eyewitnesses said the fire broke out when the plane crashed. Two people were killed in the crash, local media reported. Information that the pilot was also involved. The deceased pilot was identified as Captain Deepak Sathe. However many passengers were seriously injured in the accident. An emergency control room was set up to find out about the plane crash. The DGCA also said that information can be obtained by calling 04832719493.

Captain Devi Sathe and Deepak Sathe were the Pilots

The co-pilot was killed in the Air India plane crash along with pilot Captain Devi Sathe. Captain Sathe has also previously served in the Indian Air Force. He is known as the senior most pilot in the country. A total of 191 people were on board the plane at the time of the accident. Of these, 174 were passengers, 10 were children and four were crew and two were pilots. As soon as the accident was reported, 24 ambulances rushed to the spot and rushed the injured to the hospital for treatment. Experts say pilots must be very careful when landing on the runway in Karipur. Because it is said to be an airport on a hill so be very careful.

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