Saturday, May 22, 2010

Plane crashes in India, 160 feared dead

BANGALORE, India — At least 60 people were feared dead after an Air India plane with around 160 people on board crashed on landing in the southern Indian city of Mangalore on Saturday.

Senior Mangalore police official R. Ramesh said the plane, which was arriving from Dubai, crashed after severely overshooting the runway.

"So far I have only heard of seven survivors. Many are feared dead," Ramesh told AFP by telephone.