Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
Based on information from the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the plane carrying 191 people fell into a valley and broke into two parts after skidding about 10 meters at the end of the runway.
Reported AFP, Saturday (8/8), the death toll could increase considering that more than 100 people were injured. As many as 15 of them are in critical condition.
According to the list of patients seen AFP, among the dead included a 10 month old baby and a 1.5 year old toddler.
Then, another victim who died was Deepak Santhe, one of the pilots of the plane.
Senior local police officer Abdul Karim told AFP, the fifteen critical victims are being treated at the hospital.
Local media citing data from flight tracking websites noted the plane attempted to land twice.
When interviewed by a local TV station, the survivors said the plane went up and down many times before landing in the rain.
Rescue workers and residents immediately went to the scene to help passengers get out of the plane.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mourned the accident.
“I am very sad about the plane crash in Kozikhode. My condolences to those left by their loved ones. For those who are injured, hopefully they can recover soon,” Modi said via his Twitter account @narendramodi.
(afp / sfr)