Air India Express on Tuesday said 74 passengers injured in the plane crash in Kozhikode have been discharged from hospital after "obtaining complete fitness". Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said on Saturday that 149 people have been admitted to hospitals, 23 have been discharged, while three are critically injured in the B737 plane crash.

The Air India Express departure from Dubai with 190 individuals, including a six-part team, overshot the tabletop runway during arriving at the Kozhikode air terminal in overwhelming precipitation on Friday night, fell into a valley 35 feet beneath and broke into two, killing 18 individuals, including the pilots. The harmed travelers of IX-1344 flight are being treated at different emergency clinics of Kozhikode, the carrier said in an announcement.

"As on date, 74 injured passengers have been discharged from various hospitals after obtaining their complete fitness," it added. Air India Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of national carrier Air India, has only B737 aircraft in its fleet.

The airline said on Sunday that the mortal remains of 16 passengers killed in the plane crash have been handed over to their families, and added that authorities were investigating the accident.
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