Air India plane crash AI Express flight breaks into two on landing in Kerala; many injured.

PM Modi: Pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. Spoke to Kerala CM @vijayanpinarayi Ji regarding the situation. Authorities are at the spot, providing all assistance to the affected.

We must remember that it is a tabletop runway at Kozhikode. There seems to have been injuries among all the passengers & some of them are unconscious. An NDRF team has been rushed to the spot & should be reaching any time there to join search and rescue operation: NDRF DG SN Relatives of passengers onboard Air India Express Flight (IX 1344) that crashed at Karipur International Airport can contact the following helpline Number for inquiries – 0495 – 2376901

PM Modi speaks to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan

PM Narendra Modi speaks to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on phone about the Karipur plane crash. The CM has informed the PM that a team of officials including Kozhikode & Malappuram District Collectors & IG Ashok Yadav have been rushed to the airport & are participating in the rescue operation:

Kerala CM asks all govt agencies to engage in rescue operations

Vijayan has deputed A C Moideen, minister for local bodies, to oversee the rescue operations. AC Moideen has already left for Karipur from Thrisur. The CM also has deputed an IG of police to oversee the rescue operation. Health authorities have been instructed to provide all possible medical aid to those injured in the tragedy.

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