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At least 158 people were confirmed dead in an Air India plane crash in southern India early on Saturday, officials said. The accident occurred when the plane overshot the runway of the airport serving the city of Mangalore in Karnataka state. Indian television channels said the flight was coming in from Dubai.

"At least 158 passengers have died in the crash," V.S. Acharya, Home Minister of the southern state of Karnataka, told reporters. A second official also confirmed that 158 people had been killed.

The plane was carrying 163 passengers and nine crew members. Officials had said earlier 169 people were on the plane. "The plane apparently overshot the runway and has crashed. We have news that the plane caught fire after crashing," Rohit Katiyar, a top airport security official, told Reuters.

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  • Saturday, 22 May 2010 03:33 AM

    Sad news, heartfelt condolence

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 03:52 AM

    My deepest sympathy to those families.

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 04:13 AM

    Another sad episode for "National Geographic Channel's Air Crash Investigations". As the International Transportation Board says, "Every aircrash makes future flying safer". As they investigate and correct the problem. RIP the lost.

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 04:14 AM

    Its so sad......

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 04:41 AM

    RIP who lost thr life....

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 05:04 AM

    Most Air India planes are too old. My deepest sympathy to the families of the passengers that perished. What a shocking and sad moment!

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 05:13 AM

    I hearty condolence to all their relatives and May Allah bless with peace to their soul

    Farshard
    Dubai

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 05:17 AM

    May departed Souls rest in perfect peace. Mankind is not safe anywhere whether travelling by any mode.Once you leave home, you are lucky to be back. KSM

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 05:33 AM

    The after effects of using old aircraft and less experienced pilots. state carriers have to give extra attention to safety in terms of new aircraft and specialized staff.

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 06:05 AM

    India as a country with well qualified airtrafic controllers, Pilots , techanicians etc.. had to face a heartbreaking disaster like this, taking this point seriouslyin to consideration our SL aviation authorities too should review, and restructure safety aviation safety issues accordingly....

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 07:02 AM

    Short runaway .bad management . condolence for all the effected peoples

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 09:04 AM

    RIP

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 09:07 AM

    This is a really bad news for all but we know well that every year have a big accident like that, therefore this is act of god.

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 09:23 AM

    My deepest sympathy to those families. May they rest in peace. God have mercy on earth.

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 10:04 AM

    It very sad to hear the message in the morning. very deepest condolence to all their relatives and May Allah bless with peace to their soul

    Ramlan, Riyadh

    Saturday, 22 May 2010 12:00 PM

    So Sad to hear!
    My condolence to their families.


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