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NEW DELHI: Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people on board has overshot the Kozhikode runway on landing at 7.41 pm on Friday. Kozhikode is a tabletop airport and the Boeing 737, according to preliminary information, fell off the runway and the broke into two.
Senior BJP leader from Kerala K J Alphons tweeted: “Second tragedy of the day in Kerala: Air India Express skids off the run way at Kozhikode, front portion splits , pilot dies and lots of passengers injured . All passengers evacuated. Very lucky the aircraft didn’t catch fire.”
AI Express officials said they are ascertaining the damage. There are unconfirmed reports of some casualties.
“The flight IX 1344 landed at 7.41 pm in heavy rain. It had 174 passengers, 10 infants, two pilots and four cabin crew members on board. Our preliminary information coming in is that the aircraft fell off the tabletop airport’s runway,” said an airline official.

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