In pictures: All you need to know about the deadly Kerala plane crash

Down 35 feet into a slope

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An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 191 people on board overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport in rainy conditions on Friday and went down 35 feet into a slope before breaking up into two pieces. 

18 dead and 127 injured

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Fatality count is 18, so far, including the pilot and the co-pilot of the plane. The pilot-in-command, Deepak Sathe, was a former Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force (IAF). 

The rain impact

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A view of the Kozhikode Tabletop runway. (Google Earth)

The pilot of the ill-fated flight -- IX-1344 -- could not sight the runway in the first landing attempt due to heavy rains. 

Special relief flights for passengers

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Two special relief flights have been arranged from Delhi and one from Mumbai for rendering humanitarian assistance to all the passengers and the family members, Air India Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the national carrier, said.

Deadliest in a decade

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While the crash is one of the deadliest in India in a decade, the country has seen a number of mishaps and runway accidents in the past year, besides a few deadly ones previously.  


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