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Air India Express Plane Crashes at Airport

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RESCUE operations are underway after an Air India Express plane with 191 people on board crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala.

According to the BBC, India’s aviation authority said the aircraft, en route from Dubai, slipped off the runway and broke in two upon landing at Calicut airport.

Two people died, including the pilot.

Most of the passengers on the Boeing 737 jet were evacuated, with at least 35 taken to hospital with injuries.

The flight was being operated by the government to repatriate Indians stuck overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic.    

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