The reports of the Air India plane crash at Karipur airport in Kozhikode have left the entire country shaken. Reportedly, it was the Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight number IX-1344 that crash-landed and split into two. Around 16 people have lost their lives in the crash, including the pilot Deepak Sathe. There were 191 people on-board, including the flight crew.
Malayalam celebrities, including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Dulquer Salmaan, and so on expressed their deep shock over the unfortunate plane crash. Dulquer Salmaan took to his official social media pages and wrote, ‘Praying for the safety of everyone who was on #AirIndiaExpress! Really frightening news all around.‘
Prithviraj Sukumaran, the actor-director revealed that he had the privilege to know pilot Deepak Sathe personally, in his condolences post. ‘Rest in peace Wing Cdr (Retd) Sathe. Had the privilege of knowing him personally. Will cherish our conversations sir. 🙏‘, wrote Prithviraj.