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Air India Express plane skids off runway in Kozhikode

An Air India Express plane with over 180 people on board from Dubai is understood to have crashed while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport on Friday evening.

There were no initial reports of casualties.

Sources said the plane skidded off the runway but did not catch fire. Rescue operations are on. The first images from the site showed the aircraft broken in two pieces with debris strewn over the runway and beyond.

According to police, the Air India flight (IX-1344) from Dubai, carrying 174 passengers, skidded during landing at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode (Kerala) at 7.43pm. There were 6 crew members onboard, including two pilots

According to a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) tweet, the flight fell down into the valley after landing at Runway 10 of Karipur Airport & broke down in two pieces. There were 191 people on board. Visibility was 2000 meter at the time of landing.