Air India Express Boeing 737 crashes on Calicut AirportChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2020
A Boeing 737-800 operated by Air India Express broke into two pieces after skidding off the runway at Calicut Airport in Kerala state, according to early reports from India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
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According to a statement by the airline's parent group Air India, there were 174 passengers on board and seven flight crew.
A rescue operation is underway in a valley adjoining the runway, and early reports from the scene gave conflicting numbers of injuries after the crash.
According to local media reports, it was raining at the time of the accident and the region is currently in its monsoon season.
Data showed the pilots tried to land three times, first on Runway 10, then Runway 28, and finally again on Runway 10. ■