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Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) skidded during landing at Karipur Airport in Kerala | Photo: ANI
Latest News LIVE updates: Seventeen people, including two pilots were killed and scores injured when an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 onboard overshot the tabletop runway in Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday night while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two portions.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with leaders from across the political spectrum expressed their anguish over the tragedy.

The rescue operations at the site have been completed and the injured have been shifted to hospitals, according to officials. Two investigation teams of professionals will leave for Kozhikode today.

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