Four years in the past, Air India Express mentioned Kozhikode worldwide airport in an inventory of India’s “most beautiful airports and runways”. On Friday, the price range airline’s Boeing 737 plane crashed on the similar aerodrome killing at the least 18 individuals. The tabletop runway on the airport, positioned in Kerala, poses challenges for pilots on the time of touchdown and there can’t be any margin for error. A tabletop runway is constructed on a hilly or an elevated terrain.
In a weblog submit titled ‘India’s Most Beautiful Runways and Airports’ dated August 26, 2016, the airline mentioned the fun of flying are made much more spectacular when you find yourself greeted by the scenic fantastic thing about your dream vacation spot.
Listing out a few of the “most beautiful airports and runways located in places that are even more picturesque”, Air India Express mentioned about Kozhikode airport.
Kozhikode can also be recognized as Calicut.
“Calicut International Airport, additionally recognized as Karipur Airport, is a global airport serving the cities of Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala, India.
It is positioned in Karipur, about 25 km from Malappuram and 28 km from Kozhikode.
“The airport is certainly one of solely three tabletop runways within the nation…constructed on a hilly terrain and could be difficult to pilots,” the weblog submit on its web site had mentioned.
Other airports mentioned within the weblog included these at Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Leh and Shimla.
About the Lengpui airport in Mizoram, the airline had mentioned it’s among the three aerodromes having a tabletop runway.
“The 2,500-metre runway of the Lengpui airport is exclusive as it has many hilly streams operating beneath. The airport is one among the three airports in India that has a desk prime runway, which creates an optical phantasm. It is positioned at a distance of 32 kms from Aizawl at an altitude of 504 m from sea degree,” the weblog mentioned.
On Friday, the Air India Express plane overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport amid rains and went down 35 ft right into a slope earlier than breaking apart into two items. The flight was operated as a part of the Vande Bharat Mission.
Air India Express is a part of Air India group and operates a lot of flights from Kerala to the Gulf area.
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