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MDT06
05-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Air India flight from Dubia crashes in India - South and Central Asia- msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37286182/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/)

NEW DELHI - An Indian news agency says an Air India plane has overshot a runway while landing in southern India and casualties are feared.
The Press Trust of India says more than 100 people were reportedly on board. The aircraft was landing in the southern Indian city of Mangalore on Saturday, arriving from Dubai.
Other details were not immediately known.


TonyWilliams
05-21-2010, 06:35 PM
Air India IX 812 flight

Another B737-800 goes down. RIP

TurboDVR42
05-21-2010, 08:37 PM
NEW DELHI - As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed Saturday as it overshot a runway while trying to land in southern India.

Television images showed dense black smoke billowing from the aircraft surrounded by flames just outside the Mangalore city airport in a hilly area with thick grass and trees.

Firefighters sprayed water on the plane as rescue workers struggled to find survivors. One firefighter ran up a hill with an injured child in his arms.

Officials in the state of Karnataka said of the 169 people believed on board, only six or seven might have survived.

"This is a major calamity," Karnataka Home Minister V.S. Acharya told CNN-IBN TV.

The aircraft overshot the runway, hit a fence and went beyond the boundary wall of the airport, according to the Press Trust of India .

The crash could be the deadliest in India since the November 1996 midair collision between a Saudi airliner and a Kazakh cargo plane near New Delhi that killed 349 people.

The airport's location, on a plateau surrounded by hills, made it difficult for the firefighters to reach the scene Saturday, officials said.

Pre-monsoon rains over the past two days caused low visibility in the area, officials said.

Mangalore airport is about 19 miles (30 kilometers) away from Mangalore city.


Gajre539
05-22-2010, 06:11 AM
Got an e-mail from my dad who lives in India, he said that the national news mentioned the captain being a foreign national, there was no rain/skidding and the causes of the crash are unknown, but the news is focusing on a tire blowout after landing.

captjns
05-22-2010, 11:06 AM
The Captain was an expat with two years experience with India Express. The F/O was a former Jet Airways F/O hoping for a quick route to command.

AKASHA
05-23-2010, 05:18 AM
Times of India is reporting today that Air India has a policy which "bars hard landings". A landing exceeding 1.65G is unacceptable and any two such occurences leads to additional training.

I'm not familiar with the airline world. Is this a common policy?

dba74
05-23-2010, 07:46 AM
no, definitely not common.

The Dominican
05-23-2010, 05:52 PM
Times of India is reporting today that Air India has a policy which "bars hard landings". A landing exceeding 1.65G is unacceptable and any two such occurences leads to additional training.

I'm not familiar with the airline world. Is this a common policy?


People really have to have a company policy banning harder landings than 1.65 G's? Jeezzz:rolleyes:

MeLu
06-01-2010, 01:57 AM
Got an e-mail from my dad who lives in India, he said that the national news mentioned the captain being a foreign national, there was no rain/skidding and the causes of the crash are unknown, but the news is focusing on a tire blowout after landing.

The capt was from Serbia, a country after war, maybe he had not enough of the technical experience, I heard about a Medical student that had escaped from a plane when landed, unbelievable and in shock had run to a nearby village. This is unbelievable really. I promised myself one thing that from now on I will be at a cockpit with my capt brother on trainings on flying always. At least he knows how to fly well and is very polite despite of a fact that we sometimes quarell when we meet. Melu

Joachim
06-01-2010, 05:30 AM
People really have to have a company policy banning harder landings than 1.65 G's? Jeezzz:rolleyes:

I guess i can't work for Air India then. Oh well...