Plane crashes on landing in south India; Atleast 160 dead

Posted on May 22, 2010



NEW DELHI: An Air India plane with around 160 passengers on board overshot a runway on landing in southern Indian city of Mangalore on Saturday and burst into flames, local television reported.

Plane crashes on landing in south India; 160 dead

NEW DELHI: An Air India plane with around 160 passengers on board overshot a runway on landing in southern Indian city of Mangalore on Saturday and burst into flames, local television reported.

“We fear there are casualties,” an airport official told the NDTV news channel.

Television footage showed the plane, which was arriving from Dubai, apparently lying on its belly, with smoke billowing from the fuselage as rescue workers sought to douse the fire.