Kozhikode Plane Crash: Four Cabin Crew Members Safe, Says Air India Express
Four cabin crew members who were onboard the Air India Express flight that crash landed at the Karipur airport in Kozhikode, Kerala are safe, the airline said on Saturday.
“The four cabin crew members are confirmed safe,” Air India Express said in a bulletin. Air India Express Employees Union said cabin crew suffered some injuries and are under treatment at the Kozhikode hospital.
Eighteen people including two pilots were killed and scores injured when an AIE flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the tabletop runway in Kozhikode airport on Friday night while landing in heavy rains. The plane fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two portions.
Two special relief flights have been arranged from Delhi and one from Mumbai for rendering humanitarian assistance to all the passengers and the family members, Air India Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the national carrier, said.