Politicians across the board condoled the deaths and accidents prompted when an Air India Enlighten flight bringing Indian dwelling from Dubai skidded off the runway on the Karipur Interantiaonl Airport in Kerala’s Kozhikode.
Reports said that 17 other folks maintain died a complete lot of are injured. The flight was reportedly a repatriation flight below the Centre’s Vande Bharat Mission.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation said that there maintain been 174 passengers, including 10 infants, 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew members on board the aircraft.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed shock over the accident. CMO sources had been quoted by PTI as announcing that Vijayan spoke to High Minister Narendra Modi and the latter assured him all encourage and the support of the Centre.
Helplines are open. #CCJaccident
These numbers will make it more uncomplicated to in offering info about passengers who had been on the Air india Enlighten AXB1344 from @DXB to CCJ.
Airport Preserve watch over Room – 0483 2719493
Malappuram Collectorate – 0483 2736320
Kozhikode Collectorate – 0495 2376901 pic.twitter.com/aPjh8ujav4
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) August 7, 2020
Modi said he was “pained” by the Kozhikode accident and said, “My thoughts are with these who misplaced their loved ones.”
Pained by the airplane accident in Kozhikode. My thoughts are with these who misplaced their loved ones. Might per chance furthermore the injured fetch higher on the earliest. Spoke to Kerala CM @vijayanpinarayi Ji relating to the wretchedness. Authorities are on the residing, offering all assistance to the affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind said that “thoughts and prayers with affected passengers, crew members and their families”.
External Affairs minister S Jaishankar said he’s deeply distressed to hear the news relating to the Air India Enlighten flight tragedy and said extra info are being ascertained.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who is also the Wayanad MP, expressed shock “on the devastating news” of the mishap.
“Deepest condolences to the chums and family of these who died in this accident. Prayers for the like a flash restoration of the injured,” he said on Twitter. “My thoughts are with the crew, the passengers and their families and friends at the present,” he added.
Priyanka Gandhi also condoled the deaths.
My coronary heart goes out to the crew and passengers of the Air India airplane that has crashed in Calicut and to their families. Our prayers are with you at this tragic and painful moment.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 7, 2020
Varied Congress leaders also extended condolences over the “unheard of tragedy”.
Congress accepted secretary KC Venugopal said, “The unheard of tragedy at Calicut (now identified as Kozhikode) has disquieted our collective judgment of correct and flawed. Pray to the almighty for the well being of passengers and lengthen my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. Urge the Congress friends to lengthen all efforts in rescue efforts.”
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also said, “Apprehensive on the news of Air India airplane crash in Kozhikode. My prayers with passengers onboard the flight. Hope lacking passengers are discovered rapidly. Wishing a instant restoration to those injured. Deepest condolences to other folks who misplaced their loved ones. Might per chance furthermore the souls of the departed RIP.”
It must be a nightmarish trip for everybody on the unhappy sick-fated flight. There are 4 other folks yet reportedly caught in the aircraft.
I carry out hope that the majority will most seemingly be honest, but distressed to know that there are casualties including the pilot ( s).
Let’s pray for them.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) August 7, 2020
Senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor said it was a “tragic day” for Kerala.
“Tragic day for Kerala. First the deaths in Munnar & now this: I hear each pilots maintain died. Hope rescue efforts will reach saving the full passengers,” the MP from Thiruvananthapuram tweeted rapidly after the news of the accident broke.
Tharoor was relating to a landslide incident, which took issue in the wee hours on Friday, in Rajamala dwelling of Idukki district. At the very least 15 maintain died and 50 had been feared trapped in the debris. Rescue operations are soundless underway in Idukki.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa also expressed shock over the Kozhikode accident. In his message, he said, “Apprehensive to hear about Air India Enlighten airplane skidding off the runway at Kozhikode airport.
My thoughts are with the passengers, crew and their loved ones.”
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanaswamy took to Twitter and said that he was praying for the like a flash restoration of the injured in the mishap.
“I provide my prayers to the unimaginative in the air-crash,” he said.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his fetch collectively colleague and Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar amongst others expressed danger over the airplane crash.
“Disheartened to be taught relating to the airplane crash in #Kozhikode. Condolences to the members of the family of these who maintain misplaced their lives. #AirIndiaExpress,” Pawar tweeted.
“Saddened to hear relating to the #AirIndiaExpress tragedy in #Kozhikode. Praying for instant restoration of the injured,” said Ajit in a tweet.
Maharashtra water sources minister Jayant Patil and NCP MP from Baramati, Supriya Sule, also expressed danger.
“Saddened to hear relating to the #AirIndiaExpress Plane Smash in Kerala. My thoughts and prayers with members of the family who misplaced their loved ones. Wishing the injured a instant restoration #KozhikodeAirCrash,” Sule tweeted.