New Delhi: Heavy casualty feared as a Mangalore bound Air India Express flight has overshot the Mangalore airport runway on Saturday at 6.30 am.
According to eyewitness account, the Boeing 737 flight, which is believed to be carrying 165 passengers and 4 infants burst into flames soon after it overshot the runway while landing at the airport.
Mangalore-Dubai route is a heavy density route. The firefighters have reached the spot and efforts are on to douse the flames. It is also learnt that because of the hilly terrain, the firefighters could not reach the accident site immediately. Twenty-five ambulances have also been rushed to the spot.
Sources in Air India tell CNN-IBN that the length of the runway is comparatively small.The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.
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