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.
Copyright Photo: Wim Callaert. The sole SAAB 340A (HS-HPY) arrives back at the HKT base.
Happy Air (Phuket) is a new airline which started scheduled operations in late Happy Air (Phuket) is a new airline which started scheduled operations on October 31, 2009 with this single SAAB 340A registered with the appropriate registration of HS-HPY (msn 115). The company flies from the Phuket base to Hatyai/Genting and Langkawi in southern Thailand and Malaysia.