Kozhikode plane crash: All you need to know about ‘tricky’ tabletop runways

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At the very least eighteen people had been killed and numerous wounded when the Air India Convey flight from Dubai with a hundred ninety onboard overshot the Kozhikode airport’s runway — a tabletop runway, while landing in significant rains and fell 35 ft down a slope and broke into two parts on Friday evening. The pilot-in-command Captain Deepak Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar had been between all those who missing their life.

The crash at Kozhikode brought back again bitter reminiscences of the flight accident in Mangaluru in 2010. Mangaluru airport is also constructed on tabletop.

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What is a tabletop runway?

The Kozhikode airport in Kerala has a table-top runway and is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Normally, tabletop runways are made on a hilly or an elevated terrain and are constructed

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An Air India Convey flight from Dubai with 191 folks on board overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport in rainy circumstances on Friday and went down 35 feet into a slope ahead of breaking up into two items. The Kerala police has claimed 11 fatalities in the incident. The pilot-in-command, Deepak Sathe, a former Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force (IAF), also died for the duration of the incident. Sathe experienced served at the IAF’s flight screening establishment.
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