An aircraft approaches to land over the wreckage of an Air India Express jet at Calicut International Airport on Sunday. AFP
The first flight to land in Calicut on Sunday was an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah, which landed at 3:42am local time. This was followed by two domestic flights from Chennai and Bangalore, which landed shortly after 7am.
One flight each from Dubai, Muscat and Jeddah are expected late at night on schedule. Flights bound for Jeddah and Sharjah left for their destinations during the day.
A few flights from other airports in the Gulf were cancelled but reasons for the cancellations are not known.
Meanwhile, the Director General of India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA, Arun Kumar, told reporters that investigators have begun examining the black box of the ill-fated plane. Eighteen passengers, including the pilot and co-pilot of the plane were killed in the accident.
Kumar said transcripts from the black box would be shared with international investigators and with Boeing, the manufacturer of the 737 aircraft, to determine the cause of the mishap.
The plane was coming in from Dubai and it overshot the runway as it landed. "Several passengers are injured," an Air India spokesman said.
The Cessna had taken off from the city of Hermosillo in Sonora on a flight to Tucson, Arizona, when it crashed shortly after takeoff.
UK search and rescue authorities are taking part in the search of the crash site. Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force base that hosts the US Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing, known as the Liberty Wing. The base is about 80 miles (130 kilometres) northeast of London.
"Six teams of NDRF (National Disaster Relief Force) have been deployed in six districts- Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Idukki. Two teams of Army have been deployed in Trivandrum and Kottayam districts. Air Force has been requested to be on standby in case of any emergencies”, the release from chief minister’s office said.
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