Friday, May 21, 2010

Plane crash kills over 160 passengers in India

Upward of 160 people have been confirmed dead after an Air India plane crashed in Southern India, the Associated Press reports.

The plane, which departed from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, reportedly overshot the runway of an airport in Mangalore, India.
"At least 160 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 160 people had been killed.
The plane was carrying 163 passengers and nine crew members. Officials had said earlier 169 people were on the plane.
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