Air India Express said on Thursday (August 13) that a total of 92 passengers injured in the plane crash in Kozhikode on August 7 have been discharged from hospitals after “obtaining complete fitness”.
Seven passengers were discharged from various hospitals in Kozhikode between Wednesday (August 12) morning and Thursday morning, the airline indicated. It had said on Wednesday morning that a total of 85 injured passengers had been discharged.
An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people, including a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway during landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on the night of August 07. The B737 plane fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into pieces, killing 18 people, including both the pilots.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday (August 08) that 149 people have been admitted to hospitals, 23 discharged, while three were critically injured in the plane crash. The injured passengers of IX-1344 flight are being treated at various hospitals of Kozhikode, the airline said.
“As on date, 92 injured passengers have been discharged from various hospitals after obtaining their complete fitness,” it said in a statement on Thursday morning.
Air India Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier Air India, has only B737 aircraft in its fleet.
The airline had said on Sunday (August 09) the mortal remains of 16 passengers killed in the plane crash have been handed over to their families, and added that authorities were investigating the accident.