Gurugram: At least 16 people, including the pilot, died as an Air India Express aircraft from Dubai to Kozhikode with 191 passengers onboard crashed after hitting the runway and going into the valley at Karipur Airport in Kerala. 123 people have suffered injuries and 15 have been seriously injured, Malappuram SP told news agency ANI.

NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have been rushed to the spot and DG SN Pradhan said that all passengers have suffered injuries even as some are unconscious.

Relatives of passengers on board Air India Express Flight (IX 1344) that crashed at Karipur International Airport, can contact the following Helpline Number for enquiries – 0495 – 2376901: Kozhikode Collector. Help centres are also being set up at Sharjah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The name of the pilot is Deepak Vasant Sathe who lost his life in the mishap

Deepak Vasant Sathe biography
Air India Express Pilot: Deepak Vasant Sathe

While no official report has been received about the casualty count or the injuries, it is learnt that there were 177 passengers in total, including 10 children, 6 Crew members.


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