Air India Flight IX-892 Crashes near Mangalore Runway, 160 Killed

22 May 2010

Mangalore (ABC Live):An Air India flight IX-892 from Dubai with 160 on board crashed before landing at Kenjar, near the newly built runway in Mangalore at 6:30 am on Saturday.

The flight IX-892, operated by a Boeing 737-800 with Russian pilot and co-pilot Ahliwalia had 160 passengers, four infants and six crew members on board.

six people injured rescued from ill-fated plane.

Information and confirmation to this effect was shared by Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya that,"The crash happened while landing and the aircraft immediately caught fire."

Mangalore is however experencing bad weather and heavy rains.

AI has opened helpline centre at Delhi Airport and the two numbers are 011-2565-6196 and 011-2560-3101 and

Dubai Help Line numbers are 0097142165828, 29, and 00971503780114


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