Air India plane overshot runway after landing

Mumbai, May 22 (Calcutta Tube) An Air India Boeing that crashed at Mangalore in Karnataka Saturday overshot the runway after landing, Air India director Anup Srivastava said.

Srivastava said that while eight passengers were rescued from the burning wreckage, two passengers were reported missing.

The condition of some of the injured was critical, he said.

‘Mangalore airport is closed for now and we are routing operations from Calicut,’ Srivastava said.

However, he declined to go into the causes of the accident and said it would be the subject matter of the probe.

Mangalore airport is constructed on a hilltop with valleys on all sides.

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