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Kerala: Flight Tracker Site Indicates Plane Tried To Land Twice At Airport
Flightradar24, a Swedish firm that shows real-time commercial flight tracking information on a map
Kerala: Flight Tracker Site Indicates Plane Tried To Land Twice At Airpot
New Delhi: Worldwide popular flight tracker website shows that the Air India Express plane that has skidded on the runway at Kerala's Kozhikode tried to land at least twice at the tabletop airport.
A Swedish firm Flightradar24 shows that the real-time commercial flight tracking information on the map indicated that the Boeing 737NG that came from Dubai with 191 people on board tried to land twice.
The Junior External Affair Minister V Muraleedharan tweeted that Calicut airport is a "tabletop" airport.
A tabletop runway is a runway on the top of the plateau or hill with one or both ends adjacent to a steep elevation, which drops into a gorge. Whereas such airports present challenging conditions for landing.
Flight IX 1344 one of the two pilots has died, said the BJP MP KJ Alphons said. As per the authorities most onboard have been evacuated and at least 50 has been injured, including 15 in serious condition have been taken to the hospital.
Onboard the aircraft there were 174 passengers,10 infants, two pilots, and four cabin crew members.