Karipur flight crash

Eighteen people were killed as an Air India Express flight from Dubai skidded off the runway on August 7, 2020.

190 onboard

The aircraft, carrying 184 passengers and six crew, fell into a 35-feet deep gorge and its fuselage split into two.

Tabletop runway

The runway is located atop a plateau. This type of runway creates an optical illusion which requires a very precise approach by the pilot.

Cause of the crash

Preliminary investigations point towards the twin effect of overshooting and aquaplaning as possible reasons.

5-member inquiry panel

A panel inquiring into the circumstances that led to the crash will submit its report in five months.