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8 survive, 158 perish in Air India Crash

May 24th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on 8 survive, 158 perish in Air India Crash

Likely Causes of Crash

Pilot error was being blamed last night after the Air India Boeing 737-800 overshot a runway in Mangalore, plunged over a cliff and exploded in flames, killing all but eight of the 166 people onboard. 

Air India

Air India

The AI flight number IX 812 was coming in to Mangalore from Dubai.

Survivors, who had been shifted to the local Hospitals, said it had braked suddenly and veered out of control before the right wing struck an antenna, splitting the plane in two, and  went towards the cliff’s edge. (more…)