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Air India plane crash lands in southern India, police say at least 14 people are dead

Teams conduct search and rescue operation at the site after an Air India Express passenger plane with 191 passengers onboard skidded off the runway in the southern Indian state of Kerala on August 07, 2020.

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Indian news reports said an Air India Express flight with 191 passengers on board skidded off a runway while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India, and some injured people were hospitalized.

Police say at least 14 people are dead and 123 injured.

Rajiv Jain, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Ministry, confirmed the accident and said the plane broke into two pieces.

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

The NDTV news channel said the plane flew from Dubai to Kozhikode in southern India.

Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India.

Rescue workers look for survivors after a passenger plane crashed when it overshot the runway at the Calicut International Airport in Karipur, in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 7, 2020.

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