2020 is being a terrible year for everyone. And, the Air India Flight Crash has made it even worse than expected. It was a completely unexpected incident and several innocents have lost their lives in this terrible accident. Everyone was left in a deep shock when the news headlines flashed on their TVs that the Air India Flight IX 1344 has crashed at the Kozhikode international airport in Kerala. It is one of another biggest shock in this month. The incident is being called with many names an accident, carelessness, and many more.
19 people have lost their lives and the number of injured people has reached 100+. They don’t even have an inkline of thought that this flight journey is going to take their lives away.
Air India Flight Crash: What was the reason behind it?
Well, if we talk about the reasons behind this big crash then there are many to put into the list. And the biggest of them is the landing at a wrong time.
According to many reports, the Air India Express plane tried to land on the runway of the tabletop Kozhikode international airport two times. For those who don’t know what is a tabletop runway then it is a runway on the top of a plateau or hill with one or both ends adjacent to a steep elevation, which drops into a gorge.
Plus, the weather conditions were not favourable for lading into that tabletop runway. As it is both dangerous and challenging at the same time. But, the risk was taken and results were disastrous. Just after the plane landed on the runway it slipped off and fell into the deep gorges and in no time it broke into two pieces like a toy plane.
Air India Flight Crash: What is the current status?
The Air India Flight IX 1344 was flying from Dubai to Kozhikode with 184 passengers on board with 10 infants, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew. Among them 18 people are dead including both the pilots and 100+ passengers are badly injured. The pilots were Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar.
According to the authorities, 122 injured passengers have been taken to hospitals in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. The DGCA said that “We have started our investigation; Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) team has reached the crash site.”
Among the passengers, 2 of them were found corona positive.