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HyderabadOne hour ago
Air India Express plane was coming from Doha. The accident occurred due to losing control of the runway.
Air India aircraft crashed into an electric pole during landing at Vijayawada International Airport in Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh. There were 64 passengers on board. Airport Director G Madhusudan Rao told that all passengers and crew members are safe.
Security personnel arrived on the spot for investigation.
Ordered to investigate the case
An Air India spokesperson said that the airline has ordered an inquiry into the matter. According to reports, the Air India Express plane coming from Doha reached Vijayawada at 5.50 pm. This accident occurred due to loss of control. The flight’s wing suffered minor damage. 19 of the passengers boarding the plane were to land at Vijayawada.
The accident took place in Kozhikode in August last year
In August last year, the Air India Express coming from Kozhikode to Dubai, Kerala, had suffered an accident while landing. The flight had 190 people including crew members and 18 people, including two pilots, were killed in the accident.
10 years ago, Mangalore also suffered a plane crash.
On May 22, 2010, a similar accident took place at Mangalore Airport. More than 150 people died in this accident. Even then the plane belonged to Air India Express and was returning from Dubai itself. Mangalore, like Kozhikode, is also a table top airport. This means that this airport is atop a hill.