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Videos show serious damage of Air India Express aircraft en route from Dubai to Kerala

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Videos on social media show the serious damage caused by the impact of the crash to an Air India Express passenger flight after it overshot the runway of Kerala’s Kozhikode airport at around 7:40 p.m., Friday.

The aircraft was reportedly carrying 190 passengers and crew. Local report updates said at least 15 people have been killed including its two pilots and more than 120 suffered minor to serious injuries.

The aircraft was en route from Dubai to Kerala amid a heavy downpour when it ripped apart at the Kozhikode airport with debris strewn all over.

Ambulance, fire truck and rescuers vehicles are still at the crash site, as seen in videos surfacing on social media.


The ongoing rescue operations make a hectic scene as people run around in frantic.


Kerala has been experiencing heavy rainfall through the day. Several landslides reportedly left at least 15 people dead.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the plane crash in southwest India, saying he was “pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode.”

“My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest,” he tweeted.

Mark Nituma

Mark is the editorial director of TFT and is currently based in its Manila headquarters. Upon graduating from UP Diliman in 2010, he joined the internationally-awarded TV magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as a researcher. Nearly a year later, he became one of its segment producers. In a span of five years with GMA7, he was able to travel not only the Philippines’ most beautiful spots but also the country’s least visited places—from some of the war-torn areas of Mindanao to impoverished parts of Luzon and Visayas—capturing a closer look at life in these communities. Mark also worked with various TV programs and specials such as Philippine Treasure and Reel Time. After his five-year stint in the media network, he flew to Dubai in 2016 to start his career as a journalist/reporter for The Filipino Times. Got story pitches? Send Mark an email at [email protected] or drop him a line on facebook.com/mark.nituma.

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