Karipur flight crash survivor wants to meet those who saved him
Tirur: “I want to meet those who saved my life and thank them,” says Fahis, who escaped from the flight crash at Karipur with injuries.
A third year BSc Student, Fahis and two members of his family were travelling in the ill-fated Air India Express flight on August 7.
Fahis, who had fallen down from his seat, does not know much about those who got him out and hospitalised. Fahis had sustained two fractures on his right leg and is in a wheelchair for the time being.
Fahis is the son of Tirur Kanath native Haneefa, who works as a driver at Al Ain in UAE. Fahis along with brother Fahim, sister Farhana and their mother Tahira had gone to Al Ain on March 8 to spend their vacation.
As the pandemic subsided, UAE authorities directed those holding visit visas to return home by August 10. The officials also said those failing to comply will have to pay a fine.
Fahim, who is a pharmacist, managed to secure a job in UAE. On August 7, Fahis, Farhana and Tahira returned home in the Air India flight.
Following the crash, Tahira underwent a surgery on her leg and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kozhikode.
“I was in a window seat. The portion of the aircraft including the row of seats in front of us got torn apart. Following the crash, the local residents were trying to save those who were seriously injured,” Fahis recollected.
“Initially, people lifted me out and laid me down on the wing of the aircraft. From there I was taken to the Manjeri Medical College. My mother was taken to the MIMS Hospital in Kozhikode while my sister was taken to the Kozhikode Medical College,” Fahis said.
I was taken to the hospital in a white car. I want to meet and thank them, said Fahis.
One week after the accident, the Air India officials brought their luggage, passports and mobile phones which were lost.