20 killed, several injured as AI flight from Dubai crashes in Karipur airport

karipur: An Air India Express flight IX 1344 operated by B737 aircraft from Dubai to Calicut with 191 passengers crashed after overshooting the runway at Karipur airport. twenty  people, including the pilot, lost their lives. several passengers injuierd.”Two investigation teams of professionals from Air India, Airports Authority of India and AAIB will leave for Kozhikode at 2 am and 5 am. Rescue operations are now complete. Injured being treated at various city hospitals,” Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.”Malappuram collector has informed that rescue operations at the site have been completed. All have been transferred to hospitals in Malappuram and Kozhikode,” Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said.NDRF DG SN Pradhan said that Kozhikode has a tabletop runway and added that there have been injuries among all the passengers and some of them are unconscious. “An NDRF team has been rushed to the spot and should be reaching any time there to join search &rescue operation,” he said.