Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Sing Puri rejected the claim that tabletop nature of airport may have paved the way for the accident.
Puri has reached Kozhikode on Saturday to take stock of the status & implementation of relief measures after the air accident last evening.
He said that he will hold consultations with senior civil aviation officials & professionals.
He also offered condolences to the family and relatives of those 18 people who lost their lives in the accident in Twitter.
"Reasons for the mishap are being investigated." he added
My heart goes out to the families & friends of the 18 people who lost their lives in the air accident involving @FlyWithIX Flight IX-1344 in Kozhikode last evening & offer my heartfelt condolences.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 8, 2020
Reasons for the mishap are being investigated. pic.twitter.com/awEGpU9EmK
Experts cites different reasons for the plane crash
The aircraft could not land at the runway where it had to, then landing was tried on another runway where the mishap happened " reacted Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman,Arvind Singh to ANI
"We are monitoring situation & airport will become operational soon" added Singh while commenting on the tragic accident.