An Air India Express plane with nearly 200 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, Indian media reports.

The aircraft, en route from Dubai, skidded off the runway at Calicut airport upon landing. Rescue operations are underway, with emergency services at the scene.

It is not yet clear if there are any casualties. Images on social media appear to show an aircraft broken into two pieces.


The incident happened at around 19:00 local time amid heavy rainfall. There has been flooding and landslides, as India’s monsoon season reaches its peak.
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