All those who were involved in rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport should go into self-quarantine. State Government to conduct COVID19 tests of all informed KK Shailaja, Kerala Health Minister.
Eighteen people, including two pilots, have lost their lives in the Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 from Dubai to Calicut which skidded off runway at Karipur Airport and broke down in two pieces. The flight was part of Vande Bharat Mission and was bringing back stranded Indian citizens.
It is unfortunate. 127 people are at hospitals, others have been released, and our task would have been much more difficult if the plane had caught fire. I am going to the airport (Kozhikode International Airport in Karipur) Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil Aviation Minister said.
Reports say about 40 passengers arrived from this flight tested positive for COVID19.