18:55 GMT30 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): An Air India Express Flight from Dubai was about to land at Kerala’s Calicut Airport amid heavy rainfall at around 7:40 pm when it skidded off the runway and split into two on Friday. The aircraft was carrying 174 passengers, 10 infants , two pilots and five cabin crew on board. According to reports, the pilot is dead.

    Twitter is flooded with prayers and condolences after reports of an Air India Express Flight Crash in Kerala on Friday. Political leaders, celebrities and netizens, all expressed shock and are hopes for the rescue teams to find the missing passengers.

    Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the National Disaster Response Force to assist with rescue operations. ​

    ​​Bollywood stars and celebrities are devastated with the news and are praying for the safety.

    ​​Netizens are ​doing their bit by spreading the information on helpline numbers, requirement of blood donors at the hospital.


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