The crash of an Air India Categorical aircraft in Kerala, killing 14 and injuring dozens extra, has renewed issues over the airport’s location on a raised plateau that would appear to ask accidents just like the one which befell the flight.
Information of the destiny of Air India Categorical flight 1344 has prompted recent complaints in regards to the airport’s precarious location — a ‘tabletop’ plateau that places planes vulnerable to severe accidents just like the Friday crash touchdown.
Google Earth depiction of #Kozhikode Airport.
It's a Tabletop runway which is 104m above MSL whereas the valley across the finish is 65-70m above MSL as per SRTM information.
Tough depiction of top /course in map.#KozhikodeAirCrash pic.twitter.com/AvxvQNTXSC
— Raj Bhagat P #Mapper4Life (@rajbhagatt) August 7, 2020
Originating in Dubai, the aircraft reportedly overshot the runway at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport and skidded right into a valley under, breaking into two and injuring some 123 folks.
A number of customers posted movies of this “pilot’s nightmare,” suggesting it was finest to decommission the positioning as an airport totally.
Calicut Airport ought to be shut down. It’s outright harmful to land there even with none rain
— Sai (@ssaig) August 7, 2020
The tough topography of the Calicut Airport. The location of the #AirIndia crash in Kerala.
I’ve barely exaggerated reduction on this 3D map, however you may see that the table-top runway sits in a valley adjoining to hills on both facet. Heavy rainfalls in monsoon add to the hazard. pic.twitter.com/1tiLKU0OnS
— Aaqib Raza Khan (@aaqibrk) August 7, 2020
Some referenced a 2010 crash at Mangalore, an airport situated in an identical tabletop formation. That catastrophe left 158 folks lifeless.
#Kozhikode Air India Categorical skidding off runway in Kozhikode airport brings again bitter recollections of 2010 Mangalore aircraft crash which killed 158 passengers. Each are desk prime airports @XpressBengaluru @santwana99
— vincent dsouza (@vinndz_TNIE) August 7, 2020
Each pilot and co-pilot died within the crash touchdown at Kozhikode. The flight had 191 folks on board in complete, and rescue groups are onsite. The aircraft is alleged to have skidded off the runway on account of heavy rain.
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