Updated: August 8, 2020 12:19:17 pm
The sports world has come forward with their heartfelt prayers for the victims of plane accident in Kerala’s Kozhikode airport on Friday.
An Air India Express flight with 190 passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway and split into two while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday evening, leaving as many as 18 people dead. The plane skidded off the runway and fell into a 35-feet valley before splitting. The pilot-in-command Captain Deepak Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar were among those killed onboard. At least 100 people were left injured in the incident.
Several sportspersons took to the Twiiter to offer their prayers for the victims and the bereaved families in the tragic incident. Indian captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul and many others offered their prayers. Meanwhile, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has also offered condolences for the victims and hoped for the injured passengers’ recovery.
Praying for those who have been affected by the aircraft accident in Kozhikode. Deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who have lost their lives. 🙏🏼
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— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 7, 2020
Praying for the safety of everyone onboard the #AirIndia Express Aircraft that’s overshot the runway at Kozhikode Airport, Kerala.
Deepest condolences to the families who have lost their near ones in this tragic accident.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 7, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 7, 2020
Shocking news of the Kozhikode flight crash. Prayers for the passengers and crew. 2020 please have mercy 🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 7, 2020
Praying for the passengers and the staff on the #AirIndia flight in Kozhikode. Shocking news.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 7, 2020
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 8, 2020
Absolutely gutted to hear about the Kozikode flight crash. Prayers for strength to those who have been deeply affected 💔🙏🏼
— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) August 8, 2020
Shocking news!Praying for the safety of all the passengers and crew onboard the #AirIndia Express flight.Deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones.Terrible year this🙏🏼
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) August 8, 2020
#Kozhikode Airport में #AirIndia की फ्लाइट हादसे के बारे में जानकर गहरा दुख हुआ। मेरे प्रार्थनाएं उन परिवारों के साथ हैं जिन्होंने अपने प्रियजनों को खो दिया है और जो लोग घायल हुए हैं उनके शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने के लिए प्रार्थना करता हूँ 🙏🏽। #AirIndia pic.twitter.com/6BwQoAYMIB
— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) August 8, 2020
The news of #KozhikodeAirCrash came as a huge shock. My sincere condolences to all the affected passengers, crews and the families. May God give you the strength to overcome this adversity.May all get well soon and get on with their lives. #AI has been doing a grt job. So chin up
— Shubhankar Sharma (@shubhankargolf) August 8, 2020
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