At least 5 people killed in a plane crash in southern India


The plane, which carried about 200 people, including 10 babies, crashed at Calicott Airport in the state of South Carla. Police said the number of wounded was about 35 people, and some were trapped at the scene. According to media reports, during the incident heavy rain fell in the area, and the plane apparently slipped on landing


Photo: Reuters, Editing: Nir Chen

An Air India Express plane carrying 191 people, including ten babies, crashed tonight (Friday) when it landed at Calikut Airport in the southern Indian state of Carla. Local police said at least 15 people were killed in the incident, about 35 others were injured, and that some were trapped at the scene. According to the media in India, the plane was split in two while attempting to land.

Reports indicate that the plane apparently slipped and deviated from the runway, and parts of it fell into the nearby valley. According to police, the incident occurred while heavy rains were falling in the area, and the pilot’s visibility may have been impaired.

At least 15 were killed. The plane that crashed at Carla Airport (Photo: Reuters)
The plane apparently slipped due to the rains and was split in two. Calicott Airport (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of those killed. “I’m hurting the plane crash in Calicott,” he tweeted on his Twitter account. “My thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones. I wish the wounded a speedy recovery.”


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