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Air India flight breaks in half on landing, killing at least 15

Jetliner flying from Dubai with 191 on board made landing in heavy rain

An Air India Express aircraft at Mumbai Airport. One of the airline's planes overshot the runway after landing in the southern city of Calicut in Kerala.   © Reuters

CHENNAI (Reuters) -- At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when an Air India Express passenger plane overshot the runway and broke into two after landing in the southern city of Calicut in heavy rain on Friday, officials said.

The Boeing-737 flight from Dubai was flying home Indians stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were 190 passengers and crew on board, the civil aviation ministry said in a statement. Among them were 10 infants.

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