overshooting the runway in the southern city of Mangalore, killing most of the
166 people on board.
from the burning wreckage of the Boeing 737-800, which was carrying 160
passengers and six crew on a flight from Dubai.
off the end of the runway into a shallow gorge and bursting into flames.
persons were rescued and shifted to local hospitals in Mangalore for treatment,”
Anup Shrivasta, Air India personnel director, told a news briefing in
hospital bed that he had heard a loud thud as the plane touched down.
the cabin filled with smoke. I got caught in some cables, but managed to
scramble out,” said Farooq, who had burns to his arms, legs, and face.
people were killed after a passenger plane crashed into a residential area near
the eastern city of Patna.
co-operation in what he called “this hour of crisis”, and urged them to stay
away from the crash site.
reporters in New Delhi that there had been no distress call to suggest a
which was more than sufficient,” Agrawal said.
with smoke billowing from the main fuselage, as rescue workers sought to douse
the fire with foam.
plane, and were shown carrying body parts away from the site.
which is 320km west of the Karnataka state capital, Bangalore.
from New Delhi later today.
cities such as Dubai as construction workers, domestic staff and in other
return to India for their annual leave.
sending a team of investigators to India to help with the crash inquiry.
and family of those lost .?.?. as well as its wish for the recovery of those
injured,” it said on its website.
passenger planes collided in midair near New Delhi. All 349 people on board both
flights were killed.
below its assigned altitude, putting it in the path of a Saudi Arabian Airlines
plane that had taken off minutes earlier from the Indian capital’s airport.
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