The Air India Express jet Boeing 737 crashed at the run way of Kozhikode in Kerala state. Fuel leaked but it did not catch fire which is a miracle.
Around twenty passengers were killed that included both the pilots. Two infants aged 18 months and 10 months were also killed.
Indian media quoted air traffic control officials and a flight tracker website as showing that the Boeing 737 twice circled and started to land before it crashed at the third attempt.
The jet repeatedly jumped up and down in buffeting winds before the landing, survivors told Indian television.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said only that the jet kept going to the end of the runway in the heavy rain and “fell down the ravine and broke in two”.