In an unfortunate turn of events, an Air India Express plane with 190 people on board crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala. The plane, en route from Dubai, broke in two after landing.
— Amit Panchal (@AmitHPanchal) August 7, 2020
Reportedly, almost 18 passengers are dead, including two pilots, and dozens are injured. The crash happened when the plane was preparing to land. It was bringing in Indians who were stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
People all over the world are horrified upon hearing this news. 2020 has just been a series of bad news strung together, and people can’t help but feel that it’s getting out of hand. People have taken to social media to share updates about this unfortunate crash, while also relaying their thoughts and prayers.
While landing in Kozhikode from Dubai with 191 passengers on board,the plane skidded on the runway and crashed into the groud.A total of 15 people, including the pilot & co-pilot,have died so far.Let’s pray for them🙏🏻 #KozhikodeAirCrash #AirIndiaExpress #AirIndiaCrash pic.twitter.com/JdL1nXSskU
— Ravi Choudary (@RaviChoudary9) August 7, 2020
Back home, Pakistani celebrities are heartbroken over the Air India Express crash in Kerala and are sharing their condolences
Sad news coming out of Kerala where a plane has crash landed. This is a table top runway. This very airport has had similar crashes in 2008, 2012, 2017 & Today. Prayers for everyone’s safety.
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) August 7, 2020
Hamza Ali Abbasi was saddened by the tragic loss of precious lives
#AirIndia Extremely sad and tragic incident. Prayers for the deceased and injured. ❤
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) August 8, 2020
Farhan Saeed sent his prayers for all the victims and the families affected
Unfortunate news from across the border. My prayers for the safety of all 191 passengers on board the ill-fated #AirIndiaExpress flight from #Dubai to #Kozhikode. My thoughts also go out to their families and loved ones at this trying time.#India
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) August 7, 2020
Nadia Hussain was horrified at the number of disasters that happened in just the last few days
Beirut blast, Dubai, Ajman & Makkah fires, Kerala plane crash!!!!!
All back to back in a matter of 3 days!!!!
Ya Allah rehm!!!
— NADIA HUSSAIN (@NADIAHUSSAIN_NH) August 7, 2020
The plane crash reminded Armeena Rana Khan of the one that happened in Karachi. She sent her prayers to the grieving families
I remember the PIA flight crash not long ago and now this. Loss of life is always tragic, all humans feel the same pain. My condolences and prayers to the bereaved families. 🙏🏻 #AirIndia https://t.co/JRl8BCR1gG
— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) August 7, 2020
Among other Pakistani celebrities was Ushna Shah who considered 2020 an unforgiving year for humanity
— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) August 8, 2020
Rabia Butt was devastated and remembered the PK-8303 crash as well
Sharing this new about #Airindia with a palpitating heart. Devastating it is to read that plane breaks in two parts. Shockingly painful. How quickly this reminded of this recent crash in Karachi. May Almighty take care of those who these passengers have left behind. Ameen-
— Rabia Butt (@Iamrabiabutt) August 7, 2020
Our cricketers are also praying for the victims of Kerala crash
Sad news about #AirIndia condolences to effected families & best wishes for all injured to get well soon 🤲🏼🙏🏽
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 7, 2020
Shahid Afridi also shared his condolences and prayers
Really sad to hear the devestating news coming of #Kerela. My thoughts and sympathies with all of the affected families and victims
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 7, 2020
No matter what the country, the loss of any human life is the loss of humanity itself. This is indeed a hard time for India. We are immensely saddened to hear about the loss of these innocent lives. Here’s hoping that the families of those who have lost their lives find the strength to get through this immensely tough time. Moreover, we pray for a healthy recovery of all those who have been injured.
Here’s to hoping that there are no more disasters in 2020.
Cover image via @farhan_saeed via Instagram/ @armeenakhanofficial via Instagram