Around 7.40 PM on Friday (August 7) night, an Air India Express flight with 190 people onboard crashed at Kozhikode International Airport. The flight which overshot the runway due to rainy and bad weather conditions, broke into two after skidding off the runway. 18 people including Head Pilot, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar lost their lives in this tragic accident. The rest of the passengers have been admitted to different hospitals and are under medical care.

This Air India Express (IX - 1344) was a repatriation flight that was part of the Vande Bharat program which has been bringing Indians back to the country from abroad due to the pandemic. The entire nation is shaken by this incident and people couldn't believe what just happened. This flight crash has added more to the already worrying year of 2020. Having said that, here is a look at how leading actors and celebrities across the country reacted to this tragic accident:

Kamal Haasan - Condolences to the families who lost their members in the Kozhikode crash. Best wishes to those recovering in Hospitals. Kudos to the citizens of Calicut and the under-equipped staff of the airport. More strength to the already overworked medical professionals of Kerala.

Keerthy Suresh - My heart aches at the news of the landslide and the plane crash victims. Praying for the affected and their families.

A.R.Rahman - Prayers for the families who have lost their loved ones ..this too shall pass ..#AirIndia

Shah Rukh Khan - My heart goes out to the passengers and crew members onboard the #AirIndia flight. Deepest condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones. Thoughts and prayers...

Akshay Kumar - Terrible news! Praying for the safety of all the passengers and crew onboard the #AirIndia Express flight. My deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones

Dulquer Salmaan - Praying for the safety of everyone who was on #AirIndiaExpress ! Really frightening news all around.

Mahesh Babu - Deeply saddened by the news of #KozhikodeAirCrash. My condolences to all the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident. Prayers for a speedy recovery of all those injured.

Kalyani Priydarshan - Just the worst possible news... Praying for the safety of all the passengers and crew onboard the flight. My deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones... Just... can’t believe this is real

Harish Kalyan - Devastated to hear about the plane crash at Kozhikode airport. Prayers with the families who lost their near & dear ones. #CCJaccident

Archana Kalpathi - My heart goes out to everyone who have lost loved ones in this aircrash. Hope God gives them strength to cope with this loss. #Calicutaircrash 2020 please just go away !

SS Thaman - Prayers to the families injured It’s raining heavily too can understand how tough the situation would have been now tat too in the pandemic . Sad heart has become heavy

Shraddha Kapoor - Very heartbreaking to hear about the #KozhikodeAirCrash. Prayers and healing to the injured passengers. Deepest condolences and strength to those who have lost their loved ones

Aishwarya Rajesh - Terrible news .. deeply saddened by this #KozhikodeAirCrash .. condolences to those who lost their loved ones #AirIndia 2020 enough

Rathna Kumar - Most used hashtags this year must be the ones starting with #Prayfor****** and #RIP*****. Hollycrap Get lost 2020. #KozhikodeAirCrash