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