BREAKING: Air India Express plane carrying almost 200 passengers from Dubai to India skids off runway in Kerala

An Air India Express plane which departed from a Dubai skidded off a runway at Calicut International Airport (Karipur Airport) in Kerala, India.

The plane departed from Dubai International Airport earlier on Friday, August 7, 2020.

The plane carried around 200 passengers and the flight is a special repatriation Vande Bharat Mission flight.

Air India Express Flight IX1344 from Dubai to Kerala Accident

The Air India flight IX1344 from Dubai carrying almost 200 passengers skidded during landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode (Kerala) today. There were 6crew members onboard, including 2 pilots, said Air India Express.

Rescue operations, fire and ambulances have rushed to the spot.

This is a developing story. Please be advised for more updates.

Air India Express confirmed this tragic incident in its recent tweet: “We regret that there has been an incident regarding our aircraft VT GHK, OPERATING IX 1344 DXB CCJ. We will update as we get the details.”

This is truly a tragic situation. Below are some images and videos shared on social media about the accident.

We hope that the passengers onboard will be rescued.