Kozhikode airport in Kerala

  • AI Express aircraft landed deep in touchdown zone, inclement weather blamed
    New Delhi, August 8 (IANS) Heavy rains along with low visibility are being cited by the aviation industry experts as the key reasons that caused the horrific plane tragedy at the Kozhikode airport on Friday. According to a senior Airports Authority of India official, factors related to inclement weather seem to have led the aircraft to land some 1,000 metres ahead of the safety margin. A safety margin is the required runway length which is mandated for aircraft to land at airport
  • Kozhikode crash: Survivors yet to recover from shock
    New Delhi, August 8 (PTI): Several injured passengers of the ill-fated Air India Express flight from Dubai which overshot the runway and crashed at the airport in Kozhikode are yet to get over the horror moments that took them close to death. It was a black Friday for all the 184 passengers who after a long wait managed to get tickets in the repatriation flight from Dubai as part of the Centre's Vande Bharat Mission to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronovirus pandemic
  • 18 dead after Air India jet breaks into 2 in Kozhikode
    New Delhi, August 8 (PTI): Eighteen people were killed and scores injured when an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the tabletop runway in Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday night while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two portions, officials said. "18 people, including two pilots, have lost their lives. It is unfortunate. 127 people are at hospitals, others have been released," civil aviation minist