Air India Express thanks Mallapuram residents for humanity during plane crash incident

South India

The Air India Express has expressed its gratitude to people of Mallapuram, Kerala for showing their kindness and humanity during the crash in which 18 people, including two pilots, lost their lives.


In a tweet, the Air India Express said:

"Taking a bow to HUMANITY! A standing ovation from our hearts to the PEOPLE OF MALAPPURAM, Kerala, who had showered us with kindness & humanity during the uncertain incident. We owe you a lot! #ExpressGratitude."

"It takes not just courage, but a touch of humanity to save a life. We at Air India Express, take a bow to the people of Malappuram who have risked their own lives to save many," the tweet added.

“Investigation for the accident is continuing and will take some time before it is completed”, Air India Express said.

On August 8, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet had said:

"Yesterday, the fast response of local people and officials made all the difference. They braved bad weather and COVID fears to rescue their fellow beings. The long queues of people who wanted to donate blood was just one example."

As many as 18 people, including two pilots, were killed as an Air India Express flight from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at the Calicut International Airport (Karipur Airport).

Over 100 were injured when the Boeing-737 flight from Dubai, repatriating Indians stranded due to the Covid-19 pandemic, overshot the runway amid heavy rain. The aircraft, carrying 190 including 174 passengers and 6crew

On Saturday, the black box or flight data recorders and voice recorder of the Air India Express flight that crashed at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport on Friday were found. 

The black box of Air India Express flight was brought to Delhi on Sunday for further rinvestigation.

Earlier, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that an enquiry has been ordered under the Aircraft Act, black boxes of flight IX-1344 have been recovered. Findings of this investigation will be made public

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced Rs 10 lakh compensation and said the medical expenses of those under treatment will be taken over by the state government.


With inputs from Agency

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