Calicut: An Air India Flight from Dubai to Kozhikode in Kerala crashed at the Calicut International Airport- also known as the Karipur airport- while landing on Friday night. While it is unclear how many people were on board, according to reports several people have been injured in the incident. The injured have been taken to hospitals near the airport, which is in Malappuram. The incident happened around 7.40 pm on Friday.
Currently, it’s raining heavily in Kozhikode. According to sources, flights are usually diverted to nearby airports if the weather is bad at the Karipur airport, since it’s a tabletop airport. However, it wasn’t done on Friday.
A member of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) who is at the airport told Malayalam news channels that there were no serious injuries and everyone has been shifted to hospitals. Many ambulances had rushed to the spot. However, this has not been confirmed by the police.