FAST FIVE: Air India Express Boeing 737 Flight Breaks Apart After Crash Landing, At Least 15 Dead
Also flew Airbus 310 for Air India before moving to Air India Express on Boeing 737 He won Sword of Honour at AFA.
An accomplished fighter pilot, HAL test pilot pic.twitter.com/gVf6CsmAmt – The Times Of India (@timesofindia) August 7, 2020 * * * An Air India Express Boeing 737 from Dubai appears to have broken apart on landing at Kozhikode Airport in Kerala, India. BREAKING: Air India Express Boeing 737-800 VT-AXH has crashed on landing in heavy rain at Kozhikode/Calicut, India after arriving from Dubai as #IX1344 .
Images show the fuselage broken into three sections.
pic.twitter.com/zmlAQbqgrA – Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) August 7, 2020 India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said there were 190 people on board and visibility was around 2000 meters at the time of the incident. BBC News said the incident occurred around 19:00 local time (14:30 BTS) during heavy rainfall.
New Delhi Television Limited posted a video on Twitter showing rescue operations were underway after the plane 'overshot' the runway during landing. Watch | Rescue operations underway as Air India Express flight from Dubai with 184 passengers overshoots runway during #Kerala landing pic.twitter.com/G6h6weg9JF – NDTV (@ndtv) August 7, 2020 #AirIndia express Flight skid off to 30 feet down from runway and broke into two pieces.