Sunday, August 09, 2020

Normal air services to and from Calicut airport resumed after Air India jet crash

Normal air services to and from Calicut airport in Kerala, disrupted after an Air India Express plane from Dubai crash-landed on Friday night, have resumed with the completion of follow up operations to the incident.
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.
09/08/20 Gulf Today
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