An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode on Friday.
One of the pliots of Flight IX 1344 has died while many passengers are feared injured, BJP MP KJ Alphons said.
There were 174 passengers, 10 Infants, two pilots and five cabin crew members on board the aircraft.
The flight was part of the Vande Bharat programme that has been bringing back Indians from abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
All on board have been evacuated and the injured taken to hospital, authorities said.
Television images from the site showed the aircraft broken in two pieces with debris strewn all over.