Only the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder (black box) retrieved from the accident site can resolve these questions
The Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people, including a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway during landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday night.
At least 18 people, including two pilots, died in the Air India Express aircraft crash at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday.
Assistant sub-inspectors Mangal Singh and Ajith Singh, who were deployed close to the crash site, were the first to see the plane crashing down from the table top runway.
His grim warning was contained in his communication to the chairman of Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC) and other authorities.
On Friday, the Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 on board overshot the tabletop runway at Kozhikode airport while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below.
"We have started our investigation, Aircraft Accident Investigation BureAU (AAIB) team has reached the crash site," said DGCA.