2020 seems to be a year full of bad news. While the country has already been ravaged due to floods in Assam, Bihar and Kerala, yet another unfortunate incident has now struck the country. An aircraft of Air India Express crashed after overshooting the runway at Calicut International Airport on Friday, August 7 evening. The plane, which flew from Dubai carrying 191 persons, crashed into two pieces as per reports. According to a News18 report, a pilot and two passengers were killed in this accident. The disheartening news has everyone sending their prayers for the passengers and several Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar also took to social media for the same. Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode Plane Crash: Pilot Dead, Aircraft Breaks Into Two Pieces; Here's What We Know So Far.
The country has been praying for the safety of those affected in this crash and celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda were among the first ones to react to this tragic incident. Taking to Twitter, Disha expressed shock and grief over the crash and wrote, "Deeply shocked by the tragic crash landing of the #AirIndia aircraft that overshot the runway in Kozhikode. Prayers for all passengers, pilots & crew onboard and at Calicut Airport. Terrible year this." Randeep Hooda also tweeted a message sending his prayers for the passengers and crew members of the fight. Here are more reactions from Bollywood celebs. Air India Express Dubai-Kozhikode Plane Crash: Dulquer Salmaan, Prithviraj Sukumaran React To The Tragic Incident.
Terrible news! Praying for the safety of all the passengers and crew onboard the #AirIndia Express flight. My deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 7, 2020
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 7, 2020
Deeply shocked by the tragic crash landing of the #AirIndia aircraft that overshot the runway in Kozhikode.
Prayers for all passengers, pilots & crew on board and at Calicut Airport. Terrible year this🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) August 7, 2020
Terribly shocking to hear the tragic news of Aircraft crash of the #AirIndia that overshot the runway in Kozhikode which was Flying back from Dubai..
Prayers for the safety of all the passengers and crew members at Calicut airport. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 7, 2020
— Rahul Dev (@RahulDevRising) August 7, 2020
Terrible news #airindia So sorry to hear about the pilots. Prayers for all 💔🙏🙏🙏
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) August 7, 2020
Why is 2020 being so cruel 💔💔 https://t.co/BT4rRQsoi9
— kriti kharbanda (@kriti_official) August 7, 2020
According to a statement issued by Air India, rescue operations are on and passengers are being taken to hospital for medical care. The airlines confirmed in their statement, there were 174 passengers, 10 Infants, 2 Pilots and 5 cabin crew onboard the aircraft. We pray for the safety of the passengers and crew members affected by this accident.