Karipur plane crash: Flight splits into 3 pieces, seat belts brought down number of deaths
Kozhikode: The Air India flight which skidded off the runway at Karipur airport on Friday was split into three pieces. The passengers who were sitting on the middle and back sections of the flight escaped without many injuries. The intensity of these injuries was reduced by the fact that many passengers had their seat belts on at the time of the crash.
The passengers on the rear side of the flight were taken out after cutting open the plane using a cutter. Most of the passengers were trapped under their seats. Eye witnesses said that some passengers, who managed to escape, walked towards the terminal soon after the accident. More than 150 taxi drivers at the airport took part actively in the rescue activities. All taxis were allowed to go through the runaways.