Air India Express Flight 1344, an international commercial flight from Dubai to Calicut, India, crashed on August 7, 2020, while attempting to land at Calicut International Airport. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, failed to stop in time and overran the runway, resulting in a major crash. The aircraft split into two and caught fire, killing 18 people and injuring many more. The cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India, although initial reports suggest that the aircraft's attempted landing in heavy rain and gusty winds may have been a factor. In the wake of the crash, India's Civil Aviation Minister has ordered a review of runway safety measures at airports across India.
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