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Plane Carrying 184 Passengers And Seven Crew Members Crashes In India

Plane Carrying 184 Passengers And Seven Crew Members Crashes In India

Warning: this article contains images and footage which some viewers may find distressing

A plane carrying 184 passengers and seven crew members has crashed in India.

The Air India Express plane is reported to have skidded off the runway at Calicut International airport in Kozhikode in Kerala.

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Emergency services are at the scene and a major rescue operation is under way.

A police official said at least two people are feared dead and 35 injured.

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The plane was coming into Calicut International airport, also known as Karipur airport, from Dubai, but crashed at around 7pm local time (2.30pm BST) amid heavy rainfall in the region.

Pictures from the scene appear to show the plane split in two.

Air India said in a statement: "Air India Express flight IX 1344 operated by B737 aircraft from Dubai to Calicut overshot runway at Kozhikode at 19:41 hrs tonight.

"No fire reported at the time of landing. There are 174 passengers, 10 Infants, two Pilots and five cabin crew on board the aircraft.

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"As per the initial reports rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to hospital for medical care. We will soon share the update in this regard."

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: World News, India

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.