Air India Express aircraft en route to Calicut from Dubai had reportedly crashed with 191 people on board whiles landing.
According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) the sad incident happened during a heavy rainfall.
Fire tenders and ambulances have rushed to the spot.
“Air India Express AXB1344, B737 Dubai to Calicut, person on board 191, visibility 2000 meter, heavy rain, after landing Runway 10, continue running to the top of the runway and subside within the valley and broke down in two pieces,” read the statement.
DGCA has now ordered an in depth inquiry into the matter.
The flight is claimed to be under the Vande Bharat Mission that was repatriating stranded Indians in Dubai.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said, “Have instructed Police and Fire Force to require urgent action within the wake of the plane crash at the Kozhikode International airport (CCJ) in Karipur. Have also directed the officials to form necessary arrangements for rescue and medical support.”
Home Minister Amit Shah instructed NDRF to succeed in the location and assist with rescue operations. “Distressed to find out about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala.
Have instructed NDRF to succeed in the location at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations, Shah said.
“Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being rushed to Karipur Airport where the Dubai-Kozhikode flight skidded off the runway, for search & rescue,” NDRF Director General SN Pradhan.