Another Kerala air crash passenger succumbs to injuries, toll now 21

18 were killed and several others injured when the flight overshot the runway and fell into a valley

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A total of 184 passengers and six crew members were on board Flight 1344 that took off from Dubai and crashed upon landing in Kozhikode

A 37-year-old woman, injured in the Air India Express plane crash at the nearby Karipur airport on August 7, died at a hospital here, taking the death toll in the accident to 21, government sources said on Monday (August 24).

The deceased, Manjula Kumari, died last night, the sources said.

The woman had been to the United Arab Emirates to meet her husband early this year, but had to extend her stay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eighteen people, including the pilot and co-pilot, were killed and several others injured when the flight from Dubai with 190 people on board overshot the tabletop runway and fell into a valley. It had broken into pieces in the impact.

While a 53-year-old passenger succumbed to his injuries on August 22, a 68-year-old man, undergoing treatment for leg injuries, died of a heart attack on August 17.

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