On Friday, an Air India Express aircraft from Dubai to Calicut with 191 people on board crashed after overshooting the runway. The incident happened amid heavy rainfall, said Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a statement.
The flight landed at 07.40 pm on Friday. However, rescue operation is underway.
DGCA issued a statement regarding the same. "Air India Express AXB1344, B737 Dubai to Calicut, person on board 191, visibility 2000 meter, heavy rain, after landing Runway 10, continue running to the end of the runway and fall down in the valley and broke down in two pieces," read the statement.
DGCA has now ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.
The flight is said to be under the Vande Bharat Mission that was repatriating stranded Indians in Dubai.
Home Minister Amit Shah instructed NDRF to reach the site and assist with rescue operations.
Meanwhile, the Consulate General of India, Dubai has issued a list of phone numbers to contact.
Here is a list of helpline numbers to contact:
1. 056 546 3903 - Consulate General of India, Dubai
2. 0543090572 - Consulate General of India, Dubai
3. 0543090575 - Consulate General of India, Dubai.
Relatives of passengers on board can contact the following numbers;
1. Airport Control Room - 0483 2719493
2. Malappuram Collectorate - 0483 2736320
3. Kozhikode Collectorate - 0495 2376901
Meanwhile, help centres are being set up at Sharjah & Dubai, United Arab Emirates, informed Air India Express