Indian official: At least 160 dead in Air India plane crash in Mangalore


MANGALORE, INDIA (BNO NEWS) — At least 160 people were killed when an Air India Express passenger plane crashed on its final approach to an airport in the southern Indian city of Mangalore on early Saturday, officials said.

A total of 163 passengers and six crew members were on board the Boeing 737-800 when it crashed about five kilometers from Mangalore International Airport. Air India Express Flight 812 had left Dubai International Airport several hours before it crashed in Mangalore, at around 6.30 a.m. local time.

An Indian minister said several people are believed to have survived the crash.

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