Air India Plane Crashes; At Least 160 Feared Dead

"An Air India Express plane from Dubai with about 166 aboard overshot a runway while landing in southern India Saturday. Officials said 160 are confirmed dead, but a few on board survived. The Boeing 737-800 was landing in the southern Indian city of Mangalore, arriving from Dubai. Details were sketchy as rescuers scoured wreckage strewn about the valley below the airport. Reports about the passenger manifest and survivors varied. Officials were also seeking to recover the plane's black box as the pilot did not report any trouble before the crash. Air India said the plane was a Boeing 737-800, with 166 people on board, including six crew members. Earlier estimates of the number of people on the plane had varied slightly."

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