Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Civil Aviation :
Reached Kozhikode to take stock of the status & implementation of relief measures after the air accident last evening. Will hold consultations with senior civil aviation officials & professionals.
Digital Flight Data Recorder & Cockpit Voice Recorder of the ill-fated aircraft have been retrieved. AAIB is conducting investigations.
My heart goes out to the families & friends of the 18 people who lost their lives in the air accident involving Air India Express Flight IX-1344 in Kozhikode last evening & offer my heartfelt condolences.
Reasons for the mishap are being investigated.