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Miraculous escape for family of 5 on ill-fated plane
A family of five, returning to their hometown at Koducalli in Kozhikode from Dubai, were aboard the fateful Air India Express flight that crash-landed at the Kozhikode airport claiming at least 18 lives on Friday. Saifudheen, 40, is a businessman in Dubai. During the vacation when schools were closed there, his wife Fasalunnisa travelled, along with their children Muhammad Shahil, Fathima Sana and Aysha Shanza, to meet her husband.   On Friday, they were all travelling in the Air India ...
 Rediff.com16 hours ago
18 dead after Air India jet breaks into 2 in Kozhikode
Eighteen people were killed and scores injured when an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the tabletop runway in Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday night while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two portions, officials said. "18 people, including two pilots, have lost their lives. It is unfortunate. 127 people are at hospitals, others have been released," civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. The pilot-in-command ...
 Rediff.com18 hours ago
AI Express flight overshot runway in rainy conditions: Puri
An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 191 people onboard overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport on Friday in rainy conditions and went down 35 feet into a slope before breaking up into two pieces, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. The minister said he is deeply "anguished and distressed" at the accident and relief teams from Air India and Airports Authority of India are being immediately dispatched from Delhi and Mumbai. "All efforts are being made to help passengers. A ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago
Kozhikode crash: From Virat to Sachin, sports fraternity express shock
IMAGE: Rescue operation underway after an Air India Express flight with passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing, at Karippur in Kozhikode. Photograph: PTI Photos Praying for those affected by the aircraft accident in Kozhikode, said Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, on Friday, after an Air India Express plane carrying 190 passengers skidded while landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode. Kohli took to Twitter and wrote, "Praying for those who ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago
'Pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode'
Political leaders across parties reacted to the Air India Express aircraft crash, which took place on Friday evening at Kozhikode airport. IMAGE: An Air India Express flight with passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing, in Kozhikode. Photograph: PTI Photo Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the Air India Express aircraft accident in Kozhikode on Friday and said authorities are at the spot, providing all assistance to the affected. He also ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago
Kozhikode crash brings back memories of 2010 tragedy
IMAGE: Visuals from the airport, after Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing. Photograph: PTI Photo As visuals of the Air India Express flight crash at Kozhikode airport emerge, one cannot help but be reminded of an eerily similar and unfortunate accident that occurred a decade ago.   On May 22 2010, a Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operating Air India Express Flight 812 from Dubai to Mangalore, India, crashed on landing. Nearly 160 people lost their lives in the ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago


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