18 October 2021,   17:12
A passenger plane with about 200 passengers on board crashed in India

A plane carrying up to 200 people skidded off a runway and broke in two pieces while landing at an airport in southern India amid heavy rain. Media reports said some injured people had been hospitalised.

The incident happened at Kozhikode, Kerala and involved an Air India Express plane coming from Dubai.

Rajiv Jain, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Ministry, confirmed the accident and said the plane broke into two pieces. He said details about injuries were not immediately known.

The news reports said the plane didn’t catch fire. They said passengers were evacuated from the Boeing aircraft.

The flight had six crew members and two pilots on board.