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An Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed Saturday morning after it overshot a runway while trying to land in southern India, and officials feared as many as 160 people on board were killed.
Television images showed smoke rising from the aircraft at the airport in the city of Mangalore as rescuers struggled to reach those inside.
UPDATE 8: Air India press conference about to start at 1:35 AM EST - watch at ndtv.com/news/videos/video_l … x7&live=tv
**UPDATE 7:**According to a survivor a tire burst on landing (no official confirmation)
UPDATE 6: Airport runway described as a “table top runway” which is why the aircraft ended at the bottom of a valley when it overshot
UPDATE 5: NDTV is reporting that the pilot in command was a Serbian National
UPDATE 4: **LIVE COVERAGE FROM INDIAN TV ** of the recovery operations here: ndtv.com/news/videos/video_l … x7&live=tv
UPDATE 3: first pics of Mangalore crash ndtv.com/news/photos/album-d … ir+Tragedy
UPDATE 2: Reports of 7 survivors
UPDATE 1: Austalia’s “ABC” is reporting that the aircraft was a “737” (variant not specified)