A Dubai – Mangalore Air India flight crashed at the Bajpe Airport about 30 kilometres from Mangalore. About 168 passengers were on board, 160 of them have reportedly died after the plane overshot the runway and burst into flames. 6 passengers have survived the crash and have been admitted to the nearby A.J Hospital.
Heartfelt condolences from me to the families of those affected by this tragic incident. May the souls of all those who died rest in peace.
Update: There were 139 adults, 19 children and 4 new born babies were on board.
Update : Helpline numbers – 0824-2220422 (Airport) 011-25656196 (Air India Delhi)
More Numbers – 0824 – 2010167 (Mangalore) 011 – 25603101 (Delhi) 080 – 66785172 (Bangalore)