Published On: Fri, Aug 7th, 2020

Air India crash: Mass panic as aircraft plummets into gorge – video | World | News

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The plane was coming in from Dubai and it overshot the runway as it landed. Horrifying footage of the scene shows the fuselage split into two. A police official has confirmed five are dead and 35 people are injured. The Air India Express plane from Dubai had 191 passengers and crew on board when it overshot the runway, the civil aviation ministry said in a statement. There were 10 infants on board.

Police superintendent Abdul Karim said: “We believe there are two people dead, and 35 injured, we are still in the middle of the rescue effort.”

The civil aviation ministry said in the statement: “As per the initial reports rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to hospital for medical care.”

There was no fire on board, it said.

Later, a minister in the southern state of Kerala where the crash occurred said five people have died.

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