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Did the smaller width of the Mangalore runway contribute to the Air India Express accident?

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Air India Express (Mumbai) flight IX 812 on May 22, 2010 operated with Boeing 737-8HG VT-AXV (msn 36333) from Dubai to Manglalore in southern India, overran the 8,033 feet (2,448 m) runway number 06/24 while landing. The airliner skidded down the hill at the end of the runway and was destroyed by fire.

This WSJ article raises the question of whether the width of this runway contributed to the aircraft exiting the runway. ICAO Annex 14 requires runways to be 300 meters (100 feet) wide. This runway was only 200 meters wide.

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158 bodies recovered in Air India Express crash, investigation continues

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Boeing 737-8HG VT-AXV (msn 36333) departs from Seattle (Boeing Field-King County). This is the worst disaster involving a Boeing 737-800.

The investigation concerning the crash of Air India Express’ flight IX 812 that happened yesterday in Mangalore continues. The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) has been located and recovered. The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) has not yet been located. Boeing 737-8HG VT-AXV (msn 36333) ran off the rain-soaked runway on landing and plowed into a telephone pole and burst into flames. 158 bodies have been recovered. Eight people survived the crash.

Read the full report from Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64L06Y20100523

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.

Air India Express’ latest tail images

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography.  Please click on photos for more photos.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Please click on photos for more photos.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography.

Air India Express (Mumbai) took delivery of its 24th Boeing 737-800 on September 29. 737-8HG VT-AYC (msn 36339) has an unique tapestry design on both sides of the tail surface. Further details on this design are welcome.

Air India Express pulls some international routes

 

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Business Week news link:

 

www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jul2009/gb2009071_170238.htm