Web reporter : Kerala, India.
As per Global Flight Tracker website, the flight tried two times for the landing. Preliminary conclusion is that the second attempt was due to the failure of the first landing. There are indications that the wheels of the aircraft were locked during the second landing attempt. As per Air India Express rule, If the first landing does not take place, can try twice. If still can’t land, go to the previously informed alternative Airport. A table top runway is a runway set up on a hill or high ground. The end of the runway ends in a steep descent.
Flights to Kozhikode will be diverted to Kannur until Kozhikode Airport returns to normal. Meanwhile, a flight from Jeddah landed at Nedumbassery Airport. The SpiceJet flight from Jeddah to Karipur landed at Nedumbassery at 9.20 pm Indian time. Flights including Fly Dubai to Karipur will land at Kannur Airpor
30 years Experienced Pilot’s situational awareness made landing without explosion and saved life of many passengers. Details of those who were injured in the Karipur plane crash and those who are in treatment and died in various hospitals in Kozhikode district.
Relatives of passengers onboard Air India Express Flight (IX1344) that crashed at karipur International Airport can contact the following helpline number for enquiries
0091 – 0495 – 2376901 – Kozhikode Collector
0091 – 8547616121 – Medical College, Kozhikode
0091 – 9388955466 / 8547754909 – Baby Memorial Hospital
0091 – 94477636145 / 9846338846 – MIMS Hospital
0091 – 9446344326 / 9496042881 – Maithra Hospital
0091 – 9846042881 / 8547616019 – Beach Hospital.
00971 – 565463903 / 543090572 / 543090575 – Dubai Indian Embassy
00971 – 65970303 – Sharjah helpline number
00971 – 65970303 – Air India Help line