Shah directs NDRF to rush to air crash site in Kerala

Amit Shah directs NDRF to rush to air crash site in Kerala

An Air India Express flight with passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing, in Kozhikode. Credit: PTI Photo

Union Home Minister Amit Shah directed the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Friday night to rush to the spot at Kerala's Kozhikode, where an Air India Express aircraft crashed, to assist in the rescue-and-relief operations.

The Air India Express plane coming from Dubai overshot the runway at the Kozhikode airport.

"Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala.

"Have instructed NDRF to reach the site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations," Shah tweeted