Air India – Plane Crashes in Mangalore, 169 Feared Dead

air-india-plane-crashes-in-mangalore-169-feared-deadAir India Express, NEW DELHI – All 169 people on board were feared killed when an Air India passenger plane overshot the runway in Mangalore and crashed early on Saturday, officials said.

The accident occurred near the airport serving the city of Mangalore in Karnataka state. Television channels said the flight was coming in from Dubai.

“There were 163 passengers and six crew members and we fear all of them have been killed,” Rohit Katiyar, a top airport security official, told Reuters.

“The plane apparently overshot the runway and has crashed. We have news that the plane caught fire after crashing.”

— Reuters