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Last updated: 4 December 2020
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Date:Friday 7 August 2020
Time:19:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8HG (WL)
Operator:Air India Express
Registration: VT-AXH
C/n / msn: 36323/2108
First flight: 2006-11-15 (13 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 184
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 190
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kozhikode-Calicut Airport (CCJ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Kozhikode-Calicut Airport (CCJ/VOCL), India
Flightnumber:IX1344
Narrative:
Air India Express flight 1344, a Boeing 737-800, suffered a runway excursion on landing at Kozhikode-Calicut Airport, India and broke in two. Both pilots and nineteen passengers died in the accident.
The flight departed Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates at 10:15 UTC on a passenger service to Kozhikode-Calicut Airport.
The aircraft arrived from the west, overflying the airport at 13:42 UTC. It then performed a teardrop approach to runway 28. This approach was discontinued and the aircraft subsequently flew a teardrop approach to runway 10. According to a DGCA official the aircraft touched down about 900 meters down the 2850 m long runway at 14:10 UTC (19:40 local time). The aircraft failed to stop on the remaining runway and overran. It went down a 34 m dropoff and broke in two.

Weather
Weather at the time of the approaches and landing was poor. At 14:00 UTC scattered clouds were reported at 300 and 1200 feet with a few Cumulonimbus clouds at 2500 feet and overcast clouds at 8000 feet. The wind was from 260 degrees at 12 knots. Visibility was 2000 m in rain.

Airport and runway
The airport has a single runway (10/28) which is located on a flattened hill. The Landing Distance Available (LDA) for both directions is 2850 m. The runway strip extended to 60 m beyond the threshold. After the paved surface, there is a runway end
safety area (RESA), measuring 93 m x 90 m. The ICAO required RESA length is 90 m, whereas the recommended length is 240 m.
Past the RESA there is a 35 m drop off.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» ndtv.com
» indiatvnews.com
» news18.com

METAR Weather report:
13:00 UTC / 18:30 local time:
VOCL 071300Z 20006KT 1500 -TSRA SCT003 SCT012 FEW025CB OVC080 24/24 Q1007 NOSIG

13:30 UTC / 19:00 local time:
VOCL 071330Z 27013KT 1500 -TSRA SCT003 SCT012 FEW025CB OVC080 24/23 Q1008 NOSIG

14:00 UTC / 19:30 local time:
VOCL 071400Z 26012KT 2000 -RA SCT003 SCT012 FEW025CB OVC080 24/23 Q1008 TEMPO 1500 -RA BR

14:30 UTC / 20:00 local time:
VOCL 071430Z 24011KT 2000 -RA SCT003 SCT012 FEW025CB OVC080 24/23 Q1009 TEMPO 1500 -RA BR


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photo of Boeing-737-8HG-VT-AXH
photo of Boeing-737-8HG-VT-AXH
accident date: 07-08-2020
type: Boeing 737-8HG (WL)
registration: VT-AXH
 

Video, social media

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dubai Airport to Kozhikode-Calicut Airport as the crow flies is 2659 km (1662 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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