A toddler was among those rescued from the Air India Express flight that skidded off the runway at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport breaking into two. The plane was carrying 190 people when it overshot the table top runway.
The toddler was separated from her family and Malayalam TV channel reports showed rescuers attempting to identify the baby by asking her name. But the child is unable to respond. The child was taken to a hospital by police who are also trying to search for her kin.
Television images showed emergency services personnel working in the dark and spraying the wreckage with water.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences.,”My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest… Authorities are at the spot, providing all assistance to the affected,” Modi said.
The last major plane crash in India was in 2010 when an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 from Dubai to Mangalore overshot the runway and burst into flames. The crash killed 158 people and left eight survivors.