Air India Express’ Boeing 737-8HG VT-AXV crashes today in India

Air India Express’ (subsidiary of Air India) (Mumbai) Boeing 737-8HG VT-AXV (msn 36333) crashed today (May 22) while trying to land in the rain at Mangalore in southern India. The airliner, operating flight IX 812 from Dubai, overshot the runway, crashed and burst into flames at dawn, killing nearly 160 people, officials said. At least eight survived.

Read the full report from the Associated Press:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100522/ap_on_re_as/as_india_plane_crash

Copyright Photo: Wim Callaert. Boeing 737-8HG VT-AXV (msn 36333) is pictured departing from Bangkok prior to the accident.