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Air India Express Crash Updates: Death toll from the crash rises to 16, says DGCA

Air India Express passenger plane overshot the runway and broke into two after landing in the southern city of Calicut in heavy rain. 16 casualties have been reported so far.

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12:24 AM

Daily Wrap Up: All you need to know about the news stories that matter

  • At least 15 dead as Indian COVID repatriation flight crashes on landing
  • Supreme Court will hear on August 11, the petition filed by Rhea Chakroborty
  • 10,483 COVID-19 cases & 300 deaths reported in Maharashtra today
  • 10,171 new COVID-19 cases, 89 deaths & 7,594 recoveries reported in Andhra Pradesh
  • 734 new cases of COVID-19, 719 recovered cases, and 16 deaths reported in MP
  • 1,063 new cases of COVID-19, 381 recovered cases and 23 deaths reported in Punjab
  • 1,074 new cases of COVID19 and 22 deaths reported in Gujarat
  • 1,192 COVID-19 cases, 1,108 recoveries and 23 deaths reported in Delhi
  • 618 COVID-19 cases, 809 recovered & 6 deaths reported in Jharkhand
  • 19 new COVID19 cases reported in Mizoram today
12:19 AM

Air India Express crash: What we know so far

  • Air India Express passenger plane overshot the runway and broke into two after landing
  • The Boeing-737 flight from Dubai was flying home Indians stranded overseas due to pandemic.
  • There were 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew on board the aircraft.
  • Plane's fuselage sheared apart as it fell into a valley 30 feet below.
  • DGCA said at least 16 people had been killed.
  • Rescue operations are now complete, injured passengers are in hospitals.
  • Urgent meeting was called of Civil Aviation Ministry at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan.
  • 2 investigation teams from Air India, AAI & AAIB will leave for Kozhikode.
  • Aircraft was at full speed while landing & overshot the runway: DGCA
12:13 AM

Sushant Singh Rajput death case:

Supreme Court will hear on August 11 (Tuesday), the petition filed by Rhea Chakroborty seeking to transfer FIR from Patna to Mumbai.
12:13 AM

2 investigation teams of professionals from Air India, Airports Authority of India & AAIB will leave for Kozhikode at 02.00 hrs & 05.00 hrs. Rescue operations are now complete. Injured being treated at various city hospitals: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

11:58 PM

Malappuram collector has informed that rescue operations at site have been completed. All have been transferred to hospitals in Malappuram & Kozhikode: Kerala CM

11:47 PM

Death toll in the Air India Express flight crash landing incident at Kozhikode rises to 16: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

11:24 PM

As per the latest information from state authorities, search & rescue operation is over & all injured have been shifted to various hospitals. Air India Dubai helpline is +97142079444. CGI Dubai expresses its deep condolences for deceased passengers: India in Dubai

11:12 PM

Formal enquiry will be conducted by Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau: Aviation Minister on Kozhikode AI Express accident

11:12 PM

All passengers except for one have been rescued. One passenger is inside the aircraft but he is safe: MP ET Mohammed Basheer

11:12 PM

Deeply saddened to hear about the accident of Air India Express flight IX1344 upon landing at Kozhikode airport. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this accident: International Air Transport Association (IATA)

11:03 PM

Kerala: Visuals from outside Karipur Airport.

11:02 PM

A civilian killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Mankote sector of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir: Defence PRO, Jammu

11:02 PM

Delhi: An urgent meeting called of Civil Aviation Ministry is underway at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan. DGCA Director-General & officials of the ministry, Airport Authority of India & Air India Express are in the meeting.

11:00 PM

The Dubai-Kozhikode aircraft was at full speed while landing at the Karipur Airport & overshot the runway: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ANI

10:58 PM

Air India Express crash: What we know so far

  • Air India Express passenger plane overshot the runway and broke into two after landing
  • The Boeing-737 flight from Dubai was flying home Indians stranded overseas due to pandemic.
  • There were 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew on board the aircraft.
  • Plane's fuselage sheared apart as it fell into a valley 30 feet below.
  • The Kerala state police chief said at least 15 people had been killed.
  • At least four passengers are still stuck in the wreckage.
10:46 PM

Air India Express has issued the following statement regarding the incident involving Air India Express at Kozhikode, Kerala.

10:33 PM

Deeply distressed to hear about tragic plane crash of Air India Express flight at Kozhikode, Kerala. Spoke to Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan & inquired about the situation. Thoughts & prayers with affected passengers, crew members & their families.

- President Ram Nath Kovind

10:32 PM

11 dead, several injured in Kozhikode plane crash, says Kerala Health minister

10:23 PM

14 dead, 123 injured and 15 seriously injured in Kozhikode plane crash incident at Karipur Airport.

- Malappuram SP

10:21 PM

Spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan about the situation, says PM Narendra Modi on the plane accident in Kozhikode.

10:19 PM

618 COVID-19 cases, 809 recovered & 6 deaths reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 16,482, including 8,840 active cases, 7,491 recovered & 151 deaths: State Health Department

10:14 PM

SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to hospital for breathing issues in Lucknow

10:12 PM

1,161 new COVID-19 cases & 10 deaths reported in Rajasthan in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state rise to 50,157. Death toll mounts to 767 & 36,195 recovered in the state so far: Rajasthan Health department

10:12 PM

PM Modi tweets about Air India Express crash

10:03 PM

We regret that there has been an incident regarding our aircraft VT GHK, operating IX 1344 DXB CCJ. Due to crash landing of the flight, it may affect the network but Vande Bharat Mission continues: Air India Express

10:02 PM

We must remember that it is a tabletop runway at Kozhikode. There seems to have been injuries among all the passengers & some of them are unconscious. An NDRF team has been rushed to the spot & should be reaching any time there to join search &rescue operation: NDRF DG SN Pradhan

09:55 PM

Relatives of passengers onboard Air India Express Flight (IX 1344) that crashed at Karipur International Airport, can contact the following Helpline Number for enquiries - 0495 - 2376901: Kozhikode Collector.

09:51 PM

Minister AC Moideen will lead the rescue efforts at the Kozhikode International Airport. Police and Fire Force personnel have been deployed at the crash site of the Air India Express AXB1344, B737 Dubai (DXB) to Calicut (CCJ): Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Minister AC Moideen will lead the rescue efforts at the Kozhikode International Airport. Police and Fire Force personnel have been deployed at the crash site of the Air India Express AXB1344, B737 Dubai (DXB) to Calicut (CCJ): Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
09:49 PM

Relatives of passengers onboard Air India Express Flight (IX 1344) that crashed at Karipur International Airport, can contact the following Helpline Number for enquiries - 0495 - 2376901: Kozhikode Collector

09:45 PM

PM Narendra Modi spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on phone about Karipur plane crash. CM informed PM that a team of officials including Kozhikode & Malappuram District Collectors & IG Ashok Yadav have arrived at the airport & participating in the rescue operation: Kerala CMO

09:39 PM

Deeply distressed to hear about the Air India Express tragedy at Kozhikode. Prayers are with the bereaved families and those injured. We are ascertaining further details

- External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

09:37 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweets on mishap

09:35 PM

Rescue operation is underway and people are being shifted to the nearest hospital: V Muraleedharan, MoS, External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs

09:32 PM

No fire reported at the time of landing. There are 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots & 5 cabin crew onboard the aircraft. As per initial reports, rescue operations are on & passengers are being taken to hospital: Rajeev Jain, Additional DG Media, Civil Aviation Ministry

09:29 PM

Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 from Dubai to Calicut skidded off the runway. We will keep you updated as and when we receive further updates. Our helplines - 056 546 3903, 0543090572, 0543090572, 0543090575: Consulate General of India, Dubai.

09:25 PM

Have instructed Police and Fire Force to take urgent action in the wake of the plane crash at the Kozhikode International airport (CCJ) in Karipur. Have also directed the officials to make necessary arrangements for rescue and medical support.

- Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

09:24 PM

DGCA statement: Air india Express AXB1344, B737 Dubai to Calicut, person on board 191, visibility 2000 meter, heavy rain, after landing Runway 10, continue running to end of runway and fall down in the valley and broke down in two pieces.

09:21 PM

Kerala: Visuals from outside the Karipur Airport, after Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) with 190 people onboard skidded during landing at the airport.

09:21 PM

Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala. I have instructed NDRF to reach the site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations: Home Minister Amit Shah

09:16 PM

DGCA statement on Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) crash

Air india Express AXB1344, B737 Dubai to Calicut, person on board 191, visibility 2000 meter, heavy rain, after landing Runway 10, continue running to end of runway and fell down in the valley and broke down in two pieces.
09:14 PM

Kerala: Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) with 190 people onboard skidded during landing at Karipur Airport today. (Video source: Karipur Airport official)

09:13 PM

A Dubai-Kozhikode Air India Express 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: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

09:12 PM

10,483 COVID-19 cases & 300 deaths reported in Maharashtra today

Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,90,262, including 1,45,582 active cases, 3,27,281 recovered & 17,092 deaths: State Health Department
09:05 PM

Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Rhea Chakraborty leaves from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Mumbai. She was questioned by the agency today

09:04 PM

Ladakh: Indian Air Force (IAF) Vice Chief Air Marshal H S Arora today visited the forward air bases in the Ladakh sector. He was briefed on the operational readiness of air assets deployed in the forward areas. During the visit, he also flew the Chinook & Apache attack choppers.

09:04 PM

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am in the worst affected cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Patiala from Saturday: State government

09:03 PM

10,171 new COVID-19 cases, 89 deaths & 7,594 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours in Andhra Pradesh

Total cases rise to 2,06,960 including 1,20,464 recoveries and 1,842 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 84,654: State Health Department
08:59 PM

Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur Airport at around 7.45 pm today

  • Aircraft overshot the runway.
  • It broke into two pieces.
  • 172 passengers plus crew onboard
  • The plane also slipped in to the valley. Similar to Mangalore AI express crash.
  • DGCA orders a detailed inquiry into the matter.
08:51 PM

Kerala: An Air India Express plane skidded during landing at Karipur Airport, Kozhikode. More details awaited.

08:36 PM

Centre approves construction of 10.28 lakh houses under PMAY (Urban)

08:26 PM

India retains 2021 T20 World Cup hosting rights, Australia to conduct 2022 edition: ICC

08:26 PM

Next year's women's ODI World Cup postponed to March 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic: ICC

08:09 PM

We express our deep appreciation to the Indian Navy for rendering assistance to Sri Lanka Air Force aircraft and the crew today in Goa. It was indeed a gesture of true friendship and cooperation.

- Sri Lanka High Commission in Delhi

08:08 PM

734 new cases of COVID-19, 719 recovered cases, and 16 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours

State tally rises to 37,298 including 8,715 active cases, 27,621 cured/discharged and 962 deaths: State Health Department, Madhya Pradesh
08:08 PM

Documents related to Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case have been collected by CBI from Bihar Police.

- Central Bureau of Investigation

08:07 PM

National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed charge-sheet in the case of seizure of 4.949 kgs of narcotic drugs worth approximately Rs 15 crores in Salaya, Gujarat against 8 arrested accused persons: NIA

08:07 PM

Ladakh: Indian Air Force (IAF) Vice Chief Air Marshal H S Arora today visited the forward air bases in the Ladakh sector.

08:07 PM

1,063 new cases of COVID-19, 381 recovered cases and 23 deaths reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours. State tally rises to 21,930 including 7,351 active cases, 14,040 cured/discharged and 539 deaths: Government of Punjab

08:07 PM

Mumbai: Shruti Modi leaves from Enforcement Directorate (ED) office after questioning in #SushantSinghRajput's death case. She is the actor's former business manager.

08:06 PM

1,074 new cases of COVID19 and 22 deaths reported in Gujarat in last the 24 hours. State tally rises to 68,885 including 14,587 active cases, 51,692 cured/discharged and 2,606 deaths: State Health Department, Gujarat

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