Indian Cricketers Posted Heartfelt Messages After Air India Flight Crashed In Calicut

In a shocking incident yesterday, at least 17 people were killed after an Air India Express plane with 190 people on board from Dubai skidded off the runway and fell into a 30-feet valley, broke in two while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode amidst heavy rain. There were 174 passengers, 10 Infants, two pilots, and four cabin crew members on board the aircraft. Two pilots of Flight IX-1344 were killed.

However, a greater tragedy was averted as the plane didn’t catch fire. Emergency services personnel were seen working in the dark and spraying the wreckage with water.
The rescue operation is still underway as people from every corner of the country are wishing for the safety of the passengers. Social media is flooded with posts, expressing their disappointment over the tragic incident and wished for the safety of everyone. Several cricketers also took to their social media and shared their condolences over the same. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar wrote:
“Praying for the safety of everyone onboard the #AirIndia Express Aircraft that’s overshot the runway at Kozhikode Airport, Kerala. Deepest condolences to the families who have lost their near ones in the tragic accident,”
Here, check out the Tweet of Sachin Tendulkar:

India’s vice-skipper Rohit Sharma wrote:
“Praying for the passengers and the staff on the #AirIndia flight in Kozhikode. Shocking news,”
Here, check out the Tweet of Rohit Sharma:

Former Indian cricketer and current politician Gautam Gambhir wrote:
“Terrible news coming from Kozhikode. Frightening visuals of the plane breaking apart. Hoping and praying that all passengers are evacuated safely as soon as possible!”
Here, check out the Tweet of Gautam Gambhir:

India batting star Ajinkya Rahane wrote:
“Really sad news from Kozhikode. Praying for the passengers and staff on the Air India flight”
Here, check out the Tweet of Ajinkya Rahane:

Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta wrote:
“Prayers for the passengers and their family.”
Here, check out the Tweet:

Former allrounder Irfan Pathan wrote:
“My heartfelt condolences to the family of the Pilot who lost his life during the accident & prayers for the ones injured in the Air India aircraft at #Kozhikode”
Here, check out the Tweet:

Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwary also took to his twitter and shared his condolences about the same. He wrote:
My heart goes out the ones who lost their lives and are injured in the crash landing of #airindia flight. My deepest condolences to the families of the affected ones”
Here, check out the Tweet of Manoj Tiwary:

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