Kozhikode flight crash: Four cabin crew members safe, says airlines

18 people including two pilots were killed


Four cabin crew members of the Air India Express flight that crash landed at the Karipur airport here are safe, the national transporter said on Saturday.

"The four cabin crew members are confirmed safe," Air India Express said in a bulletin. Air India Express Employees Union said cabin crew suffered some injuries and are under treatment at the Kozhikode hospital.

Eighteen people including two pilots (pilot Commander Deepak Sathe and co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar) were killed and scores injured when an AIE flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the tabletop runway in Kozhikode airport on Friday night while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two portions. 

The names of the other four crew members are Shilpa Dashrath Katare, Akshay Pal Singh, Lalit Kumar and Abhik Biswas.