At least 18 people are now known to have died after an Air India Express aircraft crashed while landing in poor weather on Friday evening (7 August).
The aircraft, en route from Dubai, skidded off the runway before breaking in two as it arrived at Kozhikode (Calicut) airport in Kerala, the BBC reports.
Some 190 people, 184 passengers – including 10 children – and six crew were onboard the repatriation flight, which was being operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Both pilots are understood to have died in the crash, with nearly 150 people requiring hospital treatment.
Air India Express has confirmed 56 injured passengers have since been discharged, with staff remaining on hand at various hospitals to support casualties and their families
An investigation is under way, with the aircraft’s black box and cockpit voice recorder already having been recovered from the crash site.