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At least two deaths as an Air India flight from Dubai with 191 passengers on board split in two when it crashed on the runway in Kerala

  • The Air India flight left Dubai and was crossed from the runway in Calicut, Kerala
  • Pictures on social media show airplanes torn in two with people gathered in them
  • According to police reports, the pilot and one other person were killed in the disaster
  • Another 35 people were injured in the crash with 191 passengers on board

At least two died after an Air India Express plane from Dubai to Calicut with 191 passengers on board crossed the runway and crashed into a valley.

The plane crashed at its destination at around 7.45pm (2.45pm GMT) in heavy rain today.

Images shared on social media show an airplane broken in two and lying in a valley near Calicut Airport in the Indian state of Kerala.

Police reports said the pilot and one other person were killed in the disaster. Another 35 people were injured in the crash.

Pictures from the scene of the accident show that the aircraft was split in half by the impact

An Air India Express plane that flies from Dubai to Calicut with 191 passengers crashed into a valley at the destination after it overrun the runway

Pictured: An aerial photo shows fire engines speeding to the crash site near Calicut Airport in Kerala, India

Pictured: An aerial photo shows fire engines speeding to the crash site near Calicut Airport in Kerala, India

Pictured: A view of the aircraft that split into two as it overshot the runway at what is now Calicut Airport in Kerala, India

Pictured: A view of the aircraft that split into two as it overshot the runway at what is now Calicut Airport in Kerala, India

Ten infants were reportedly on board. A photo of a young girl who was allegedly on the plane and found without a guardian was shared on social media.

One post stated: “This child is found at the point where an airplane accident occurred. Nobody is with her and she is brought to the Kondotty Hospital. Please share this. & # 39;

It is not known whether the tweet is real.

"The Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) slipped at around 7.45pm (2.45pm GMT) today while landing at Karipur Airport," Kondotty police told ANI news agency.

According to local media, 15 ambulances took part in the crash and took the injured passengers and crew to nearby hospitals.

In a tweet, the former Minister of State for Tourism said that although many passengers were injured, "all passengers were evacuated" and the only death he reported was that of the pilot.

"Second tragedy of the day in Kerala: Air India Express slips off the runway in Kozhikode, the front part splits, the pilot dies and many passengers are injured," wrote the former Minister of State for Tourism, KJ Alphons.

& # 39; All passengers evacuated. Very happy that the plane did not catch fire. & # 39;

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