Wreckage of the ill-fated Air India Express flight at Kozhikode Airport on Saturday Credit: EastMojo image

As many as 172 people have been hospitalised after the accident on Friday night

New Delhi: The death toll in the Air India Express flight crash at Kozhikode Airport rose to 18 on Saturday with one more passenger succumbing to injuries.

As many as 172 people have been hospitalised, with some reports saying that 16 of them are critical. Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the accident appears to have been caused by a slippery runway as the pilot attempted to land on the table top runway amid heavy rains.

Check out exclusive photos of the wreckage a day later on Saturday morning.

Four cabin crew members of the Air India Express flight that crash landed at the Karipur airport are safe, reports said on Saturday
18 people, including two pilots, were killed when an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the tabletop runway in Kozhikode airport on Friday night
The scene at the airport on Saturday
The wreckage of the flight

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