Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the Indian authorities in connection with the victims of the plane crash in Kozhikode. On Saturday, August 8, the Kremlin press service reported.
The Russian leader addressed Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his message.
“Please accept my deep condolences in connection with the tragic consequences of the crash of a passenger plane at the airport in the city of Kozhikode,” Putin said.
In addition, the head of state asked his Indian colleagues to convey words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and wishes of a speedy recovery to all victims of this disaster.
An Air India plane en route to India from Dubai on August 7 and made an emergency landing at Kozhikode Airport in Kerala. There were 174 passengers on board, including 10 children and 6 crew members. There were no Russians on board.
According to the Minister of Civil Aviation of India Hardeep Singh Puri, the flight near Kozhikode got into difficult weather conditions – it was raining. As a result, the plane crossed the runway, fell off the slope and fell apart in two. As a result of this incident, 20 people were killed.
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