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Air India Express runway excursion kills at least 16

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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 01:36 PM
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An Air India Express 737 left the runway and went down a hill, breaking apart on landing in Calicut. There were 191 people on board, with at least 16 reported dead, including both pilots. It was a repatriation flight bringing Indian citizens home from overseas.

At least 89 people were taken to hospitals in the area. There were monsoon rains in the area at the time they attempted to land.

www.bbc.com...




posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 01:40 PM
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My heart goes out to everyone involved. Very unwelcome news.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 03:49 PM
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They attempted one landing and went around.






posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 10:12 PM
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that run way is shorter than what we would have in the usa.....and steep on both sides and a drop off at the end plane went past the runway and down it broke in 2

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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 10:42 PM
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It's longer than it looks. According to the charts, 10/28 at Calicut is 9831x148. Runway 10 has a 91 foot displaced threshold, and 28 has a 553 foot displaced threshold.



posted on Aug, 10 2020 @ 08:17 PM
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The pilot requested to land on runway 10, which gave him a tail wind on landing. They floated half a mile down the runway before touching down.

www.nytimes.com...




 
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