14 killed, 123 injured after AI Express plane overshot runway and broke into two at Kozhikode Intl Airport


Malappuram, (UNI)

Atleast 14 passengers onboard the Air India Express plane were killed and 123 injured, some of them seriously, after it overshot the runway at Calicut International Airport in Karipur and fell into the valley tonight. 

A DGCA statement said the Air India Express AXB1344, B737 from Dubai to Calicut with 191 passengers onboard met with an accident after landing at Runway 10 and continued running to the end of runway, fell down in the valley and broke in two pieces. 

Thoseonboard included 174 passengers, ten infants, two pilots and five cabin crew. 

The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Kondotty, Malappuram and Kozhikode, sources said.