07 August 2020 16:38
The video will start in 8 Cancel Click to play Tap to play News, views and top stories in your inbox. Don't miss our must-read newsletter Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email An Air India plane has crashed with 191 passengers on board. The plane was travelling from Dubai to Calicut, also known as Kozhikode, in Kerala, India, when it crashed near the runway. It reportedly skidded off the runway at Calicut International Airport and plunged into a valley. Some 40 passengers are so far believed to be injured, according to early reports.
Firefighters and ambulances have rushed to the scene, with paramedics ferrying the injured to local hospitals. The pilot has died in the crash and many others have been hurt, according to the Indian politician KJ Alphons. The co-pilot is in a critical condition, according to TimesNowNews. Shocking pictures show the plane broken in half, with the front end of the aircraft separate from the main body. The aircraft slid off the runway and fell 35ft amid heavy rainfall at around 7pm local time, reports say. India's monsoon season, which takes place from June to September, is currently reaching its peak. (Image: Twitter) We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Please check back regularly for updates on this developing story here at Mirror.co.uk. For the latest news and breaking news visit Mirror.co.uk/news. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @DailyMirror - the official Daily Mirror & Mirror Online Twitter account - real news in real time. We're also on Facebook /dailymirror - your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Mirror Online.