Kerala Plane Crash: 8 Passengers Critical


Eight out of the 101 passengers, who were injured in the Air India Express plane crash at Kozhikode International Airport of Kerala are critical, officials were quoted saying to news agency PTI.

A total of 71 have been discharged till now, after being treated at various hospitals in Malappuram and Kozhikode.

“We want to release the baggage to the relatives and the passengers. It’s more important. It normally starts after three-four weeks but here we are trying to finish the process within two weeks,” Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said.

The district administration had collected the baggage of the passengers soon after the rescue operations were over.

Eighteen people, including the pilot and co-pilot of the AIE flight from Dubai, lost their lives when it overshot the tabletop runway at the airport while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two portions on Friday night.

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