Cornona Virus pandemic led ban to international travels resulted in hundreds of Indians, stranded abroad in different countries. To bring them back, the Inidan Government launched the Vande Bharat Mission.
Yesterday, an Air India Flight was bringing 191 passengers back to India who were stranded in Dubai for a long time. The plane was scheduled to land at Kozikhode (Calicut) of Kerala around 07:15 PM. According to reports, the runway was wet due to rain and while landing, the plane overshot the wet runway and crashed, splitting the plane into two halves.
It is being reported that Captain D.V. Sathe, the captain of the plane turned off the engine right before the crash which resulted in the plane, not catching any fire which prevented any explosion, saving a lot of lives. But Capt. Sathe lost his life in the initial crash and till now 20 people have lost their lives, which includes the first officer who was severely injured and 171 people are being reported to be hospitalized.
It is commendable that all the injured people were rushed to the hospitals within a span of 1 and a half hours.
Capt. Sathe was a decorated pilot with years of experience and was a former Air-Force Pilot too. It was his quick thinking which saved many lives and avoided any blast or explosion in the crashed plane.