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Air India Express Plane Skids Off Runway, Killing At Least 16

Dubai- Masaader News

An Air India Express flight with 190 people on board skidded off a runway and split in two while landing on Friday in heavy rain in southern India. Police said at least 16 people were killed and 123 others injured. according to Reuters.

Abdul Karim, a senior Kerala state police officer, said the dead included one of the pilots. He said at least 15 of the injured were in critical condition, and that rescue operations were over.

Rajiv Jain, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Ministry, said no fire was reported on the Boeing 737 aircraft after it landed and broke into two pieces.

The NDTV news channel said the plane flew from Dubai to Kozhikode, also called Calicut, in the state of Kerala in southern India.

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