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Air India Express Crashes at Mangalore Airport


Air India Express Crashes at Mangalore Airport


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    Sense of Gloom Prevails in Coastal Districts...

    Pics by Dayananda Kukkaje
    Daijiworld Media Network - (FR)

    Mangalore, May 25: In the coastal districts of Mangalore and Udupi there is still a pall of gloom  everywhere as the family members, relatives, friends and the general public are yet to come to terms with the tragic incident of the air crash in Mangalore in which 158 people perished on Saturday.  The shell-shocked people are unable to even think that such a tragedy could happen in Mangalore.  The scene at the crash site and at the Wenlock hospitals is really heart rending one as relatives are grappling with the loss of their loved ones and trying to identify the charred bodies to perform the last rites, which is proving to be an uphill task.  The scene at the district hospital is sure to melt the hearts of anyone.  Family members and relatives have been thronging to the District Wenlock hospital crying desperately in search of their loved ones without bothering about water, food, rest or sleep. Their swollen faces sleep-deprived eyes and crumpled clothes telltale the sad situation of their helplessness in coming to grapple with the tragedy.

    The general atmosphere in and around the coastal districts is very depressing and everywhere people seems to be talking about the tragedy sympathizing with the families which lost their loved ones.  One can just imagine the fate of the households and their family members which lost multiple lives in the ghastly incident.   Friends, relatives, acquaintances, neighbours and the general public irrespective of caste, creed or religion have visited the families of victims to express their condolences and share their grief.  The spontaneity with which the civilians of Mangalore responded in rendered their selfless service in the rescue operations risking their own lives, safety or exhaustion is commendable. The fact that a majority of the force throughout the rescue operations was civillian speaks volumes of the Good Samaritan nature of Mangaloreans, which is the only consolation many of the grief stricken families could have. 






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    While not able to anything more the citizens along with their elected representatives and NGO’s took out a peace march yesterday in the city to express condolences and solidarity with the bereaved families.  It was gratifying to note that the district administration, the police force  and the elected representatives taking over the responsibility  of visiting the crash site and the hospital to provide  solace to the grief stricken families and oversee the rescue operations and other arrangements. The district administration made arrangements to provide food and water to those who have been waiting at the hospitals for the bodies.  Volunteers were seen distributing water bottles to the sorrowing families. Distrinct-in-charge minister J Krishna Palemar even vented his anger against some international channel for wrong bytes from the relatives of victims.  Many public functions were cancelled and some even toned down the celebrations to express their solidarity with the families of victims. 

    The ordeal of the families and relatives of some of the dead is not over yet as they are not able to recognized the bodies which are charred beyond recognition.  The doctors at the hospital are doing their best to cope with the enormity of the situation.  Finally they are waiting for the DNA tests to be done to identify the bodies, which are the only course left to handover the bodies to the rightful claimants. 

    Mangaloreans are known for their resilience especially when odds are pitted against them.  The ghastly tragedy has shown the humanness we all have.  Amidst the catastrophe Mangaloreans faced last Saturday, there is a glimmer of hope that has emerged that we all have similar feelings, pain and grief which is binds us all together, especially when the need arises.   


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    • Singh Vahini Engineers -CEO, Ajit Singh

      Wed, Dec 22 2010

      Noted the remark contents from across the viewers, and we see that the Aviation Industry has either in person, or as an Organization, has ignored the core Factor of RELIABILITY.
      Mr. ROLAND SALINS seems to be very Professional. What Mr. Salins says is absolutely Correct in prosessional sense.

      Take, if the Capt./Polot announces that he is going to take-off with 99.999% Reliability he would have no Passangers as well as airline Service Crew members left with him unless 100% RELIABILITY is ensured before take-off.

      Nevertheless, even if the Capt./Piolt gets a hint or feel of even a lesser lapse than 0.001% Reliability in his aircraft systems he announces an instant landing at the nearest Airport for that safety lapse of lesser than 0.001% which is a Potential Threat leading to Multi Billion dollars PLUS un-quantifyable, un-measurable & un- accountable Value of Lost Lives. Thanks to Mr. Salins, an Aeronautical Engineer with Crisis Management & Damage Control expert & Specialist. Such personnel should be called and given a position of POWER & Authority for genuine developments.

      Ajit Singh

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    • Anil Mathew Lewis, Mangalore

      Wed, Dec 8 2010

      They were near to the native place, but a sudden unthinkable worst failure. Felt very sad. Never expected.

      Oh Lord.! Let their soul rest in Peace. Amen.

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    • Maria, Mangalore

      Wed, Jul 7 2010

      When they found the black box they said that it got damaged and they have taken it to USA for the repair and investigate the truth. Still it’s not repaired………?? Or trying to make us fools..?????? If we are not going to fight, the souls of departed will not be satisfied. So Jaago India Jaago. Let’s fight for the truth.

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    • sharal shalet prasad, mangalore/ dubai

      Mon, Jul 5 2010

      Really heartbreaking, may thier soul rest in peace. lets all pray god such disaster never ever should happen to any one.

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    • Austin P Caldeira, Lowlands/Mangalore

      Thu, Jul 1 2010

      Heartfelt condolence to all the family

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    • manicha.B.K, coorg .Ethiopia. East africa.

      Tue, Jun 29 2010

      heartfelt condolence to all the family

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    • manicha.B.K, coorg .Ethiopia. East africa.

      Tue, Jun 29 2010

      heartfelt condolence to all the family

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    • manicha.B.K, coorg

      Tue, Jun 29 2010

      heartfelt condolence to all the family

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    • kodoth venugopal, kerala/ kanhangad

      Fri, Jun 25 2010

      it was a very shoking news to everyone specily people like me who is working in dubai airport and everyday we see the a/c . i use to travel by mangalore airport from 1982 and few days before i was there and iam very proud of mangalore airport.let us pray for there soul i lost 3 of my friends.

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    • preetham almeida, kundapur

      Thu, Jun 24 2010

      its very very sad after viewing those pics .. really a disaster which never repeat again i hope in future for managalore

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    • R.T.Shetty, Doha/Kundapur

      Sat, Jun 5 2010

      There is nothing else then to offer my deepest condolences to victims of aircrash at Mangalore. I am frequent traveller to Manglore mainly thru AIE.Though accidents do happen in daily life , The print and visual media coverage was totally not in good ethics showing dead/burnt bodies of victims and judgeing the cause of accident . Meanwhile we shall appreicate concern shown by all authorites and peoples around extending best possible help to rescuce and to depenedents.No doubt it is scary when aircrafts approch landing and take sharp turn before touching down on runway. I am not able to understand why they can not approch stright like they land in other airports.It is sad it is locals who noticed crash first and not the authorites in the airport. With so many theories floated by media and experts as a common man i belive it is confusion to land or to take off again in the mind of pilot could have contributed to disaster.Though it was scary to fly back on same airlines after the accident all fears gone once I boarded the aircraft on my return journey couple days back. I am sure safety standards will be increased by all airlines. Meanwhile let us hope for best and afe journey for all travellers in future

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    • camil dsouza, Udyavara Udupi

      Fri, Jun 4 2010

      as regarding the blackbox its now found and under investigation but whats the true fact that they will never reveal for the public .now i hear that the auothorities have instructed the fresh safety norms


      1 in my opinion these sort of safety norms must have introduced long back why now ? n whats the use

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    • Roshan, Mangalore

      Fri, Jun 4 2010

      Slower cruising speeds, sharper turns and high speed approaches.. longer working hours for the flight crew all towards saving valuable ATF (Fuel) and costs.
      The truth will never come out why AI Express crashed at Mangalore.... so keep guessing guys !!!

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    • Mohd Ansar Basrur Habibullah, Basrur/Dubai. U.A.E.

      Thu, Jun 3 2010

      Very sad for whole India especially for Karnataka. This aircrash claimed 160 lives. I too lost my cousin sisters whole family and another cousin sisters only daughter. I extend my heartfelt condolnces to the families of the deceased and pray for eternal peace.

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    • Fr. Wilfred Moras, Neerude

      Thu, Jun 3 2010

      I express my heartfelt sympathies to all families who lost their loved ones. I know their loved ones are with the Lord. Words are not enough to express the sorrow. I only pray that the Lord give the strength and courage to all the families who have lost their loved one's and grant the eternal peace for all the departed souls.May their souls rest in peace & May God comfort those family members to bear this terrible loss.

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    • Pastor E. W. Frank, Udupi

      Mon, May 31 2010

      Very sad to see 158 souls died for no faults. However I appreciate our Mangaloreans, helping during the crash whole heartedly, to recover the bodies, and help other victims. May the Lord bless all those who participated in helping and grant them peace joy and blessings. I also express my deep condolences for the departed souls familes that the Lord should wipe out all tears and touch their broken hearts with HIS tender loving care. Let all the departed souls rest in peace.

      In HIS unspeakable love
      Pastor Frank

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    • Pastor E. W. Frank, Udupi

      Mon, May 31 2010

      Very sad to see 158 souls died for no faults. However I appreciate our Mangaloreans, helping during the crash whole heartedly, to recover the bodies, and help other victims. May the Lord bless all those who participated in helping and grant them peace joy and blessings. I also express my deep condolences for the departed souls familes that the Lord should wipe out all tears and touch their broken hearts with HIS tender loving care. Let all the departed souls rest in peace.

      In HIS unspeakable love
      Pastor Frank

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    • SANTHOSH VINCENT AGERA, MANGALORE, VAMANJOOR.

      Sat, May 29 2010

      Mr.KRISH MOHAN THANKS FOR YOUR VALUABLE INFORMATION COMMENTS, STATED THAT COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENTS OF FLIGHT WILL NOT EFFECT BY MOBILE PHONES SO WHY WE HAVE THIS PRACTICE DURING LANDING,TAKE-OFF AND BRIEFING BY FLIGHT CREW. AS PER YOUR COMMENT PILOT AND PLANE CERTIFIED FOR NON-PRECISION APPROACH (VOR/NDB/GPS) PILOTS USUALLY LAND ON VISUAL BASE. HERE I HAVE DOUBT FOR ON VISUAL BASE PILOTS EYE SIGHT SHOULD BE CONSIDER. DO WE HAVE PILOT EYE SIGHT REPORT ( DUE TO PILOT Mr.ZLATKO GLUSCIA 53 YEAR OLD). I DON'T THINK IT ONLY PILOT ERROR, WHAT ABOUT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER?. WHETHER ON DUTY PERSON SKILLED? IF SKILLED WHAT ABOUT CO-ORDINATION ? WHAT LEVEL CO-ORDINATION CARRIED OUT? IF ATC FOUND PILOT OVERSHOOTED RUNWAY, DO WE HAVE RECORDED PROOF THAT ATC WARNED PILOT THAT YOU OVERSHOOTED RUNWAY, AND ADVICED FOR FURTHER ACTION.

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    • Maria, Mangalore

      Sat, May 29 2010

      One can see the innocence in little Viona’s face as she lost her parents. She does not know why people are joined there and why her parents are sleeping without making any noise. May God give her strength and courage to bear this unmanageable loss in her future life. God bless you dear Viona!

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    • Roberto Milán, SãoLuis Maranhão Brazil

      Fri, May 28 2010

      We need to do something to avoid red flowers
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      But. we need to do something to avoid red flowers, we do qe authorities implementing the RMAP.
      .
      We must demand that the aeronautical authorities adding more value to human life that the aircraft manufacturers' lobbyists.
      .
      Because aircraft manufacturers, will have to re call of all aircraft type worldwide and this siguinifica trillion U.S. dollars.
      The regret and sadness can be avoided with our actions.
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      For this show to please all who know this:
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      http://www.youtube.com/user/hackershacal#p/a/u/2/KCBwuMgqQss
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      Thank you for all.
      .
      Roberto Milán

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    • Roberto Milán, São luis, Marnhão Brasil

      Fri, May 28 2010

      BRAZILIAN AIR AUTHORITIES RECOGNIZED ABOUT MY DISCOVERIES!
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      "From: sie@anac.gov.br
      To: laurenbrocardo@hotmail.com
      CC: katia.portella@anac.gov.br
      Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 14:28:57 -0300
      Subject: RES: Agora eles sabem o porque do acidente da TAM, Temos que enfrentar a verdade. (CONTINUAÇÃO)
      Prezado Sr. Roberto Milán
      Acusamos o recebimento de suas informações e agradecemos a sua prestimosa colaboração. Seu relato está sendo devidamente encaminhado para a Área Técnica especializada do assunto, que tomará as providências cabíveis quanto ao tema em pauta. Todas as informações serão analisadas pelos nossos especialistas, que irão reformular todos os procedimentos afim de sanar as falhas pelo senhor apresentadas.
      Grata,
      Kátia N. Portella Nunes
      Gerente Técnico
      Superintendência de Infra-Estrutura Aeroportuária-SIE
      Agência nacional de Aviação Civil- ANAC"
      .
      TRANSLATION:
      ( “que irão reformular todos os procedimentos afim de sanar as falhas pelo senhor apresentadas.”
      “that they will reformulate all procedures to make amends for no more happen the failures by you presented “ )
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      Please, show it to Every Body that you Know.
      .
      Help me to save lives.
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      Now, we a Back in the Same Point.
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      What is more important? Flight Safety, Human Lives or FBW System, No Applying of RMAP and BACS?
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      Now they are forced all Pilots Flying the Aircraft with out Flight Safety!
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      It is a Russian Roulette Do You Want to Die? Leave your Family?
      .
      So, Come to my Fight for the Flight Safety! For the Lives!
      .
      Please, show it to Everybody that you Know! Just it!
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      You can see all this Article in the Address: http://robertomrmilan.blogspot.com/2010/03/brazilian-air-authorities-recognized.html
      .
      Roberto Milán.

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    • Krish Mohan, Sunnyvale, CA

      Fri, May 28 2010

      Precision Approaches are not needed, every plane and pilot is certified for non precision approaches. The "Minimums" for a Non Precision Approaches (VOR/NDB/GPS etc.) are more than Precision Approach(ILS). If the sky is clear, Pilots usually land using Visual.

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    • Krish Mohan, Sunnyvale, CA

      Fri, May 28 2010

      As a pilot and an electronics engineer, I would like say that Mobile phones had nothing to do with this. Even if people in every seat were using their mobile phones, it will NOT affect the Instruments. The use of banning mobile phones started in the US, so that Airlines can make people use the "Seat Phone" and charge them $10 per minute. I personally do not want people to use mobile phone in a plane/bus/train because of noise pollution. Think about this, if a mobile phone can cause a plane to crash, then you should ban all mobile phones in the vicinity of an airport. We should wait for the Official inquiry to complete to know the cause(s). I hate to say this, but statistics heavily weighs towards "Pilot Error" in most accident investigation.

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    • AMITA KHOPKAR, Mumbai

      Fri, May 28 2010

      Its with sorrowful n wet eyes to see the pictures of the mangalore air crash. I n my family alongwith out friends pray to Almigthy God that may their soul's rest in peace, n to give strength to the family members, near and dears ones to bear the seperation of the loved ones, our heart felt condolence to the effected familes.

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    • jesan dsouza, mudigere

      Thu, May 27 2010

      eternal rest grant to them o lord let perpetual light shine upon them and may their soul rest in peace.........and let their family members may get strength to accpect the fact............

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    • SANTHOSH VINCENT AGERA, MANGALORE, VAMANJOOR.

      Thu, May 27 2010

      MAY GOD BLESS FAMILIES, RELATIVES,OF TRAGIC CALAMITY VICTIMS PROVIDE THE COURAGE & ENDURANCE & GIVE THEM STRENGTH TO OVERCOME THIS GRIEF. INVESTIGATIONS BY HIGH LEVEL OR EXPERTS CANNOT BRING THE DEAD TO LIFE ONLY RESULT WILL BE CAN AVOID FUTURE TRAGEDIES, OF MISTAKES OF HUMAN ERROR, LACK OF COMMUNICATION, OR OVERCOME PROUD OF FANCY TABLE TOP RUNWAY. FIRST OF ALL RELATED AUTHORITIES DO THEY HAVE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE REPORT AND CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE REPORT OF CHECK OF TYRES, BRAKING SYSTEM, IGV (INLET GUIDE VANE), AUTOMATION & SENSORS WHICH SUPPOSED TO DO DUBAI BEFORE LEAVE & WHETHER IS IT ENDORSED & COUNTER SIGNED BY PILOT. AS PER AUTHORITIES PILOTS TAKEN 3 1/2DAYS REST ARE THEY SURE DID THEY HAVE 3 1/2DAY REST MONITORING CHART. ONE MORE POINT WE HAVE TO CONSIDER AUTHORITIES SHOULD IMPLEMENT STRICTLY PROHIBITED RULE ON MOBILE PHONE & ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS USAGE DURING LANDING & TAKE OFF DUE TO SIGNALS INTERUPT WITH COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FREQUENCY.

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    • Rahul, Bangalore, California

      Thu, May 27 2010

      It's the SAD story - but, it's also a NAKED TRUTH that LIFE on earth is TEMPORARY.

      When this kind of accidents occurs people have some strange feeling and strange views.

      I am surprised to see that some people comments on the AIRPORT and others on the MOBILE Phones, Pilot, Politics etc.

      However, my giving this kind of suggestion they are just making the like of OTHERs touch.

      UNNECESSARY things - They just know something about Mobile phones and Technology and they give their suggestions. They must know that Mobile phones doesn't do anything to get the plane crashed.

      Mangalore Airport is running since many years and they cannot blame the same.

      What will you do ?
      Do you seal the whole Airport.
      Do you make another billions to construct and renovate the Airport ?
      This will make extra burden/ price increase.

      Also, now a days people are unnecessarily installing many things in the name of Anti-Terrorism.

      Remember, human beings are living on earth since infinite times and it continue.
      The MORAL is don't blame others for accidents, don't give unnecessary suggestions that will increase prices.
      Don't give extra suggestion in the name of SECURITY.

      If you think SECURITY is such a concern then built something that will allow you to live FOREVER in this WORLD.

      I am 100% sure you cannot do this, even whole population of world cannot do this.

      Just HELP the POOR and service the HUMANITY. Do good things and SUPPORT goodness.

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    • Francis Fernandes, Udupi, Mangalore

      Thu, May 27 2010

      I too agree with Mr.Chandrashekar Shetty's message. I convey my deepest condolences to those who lost their lives during this plane crash. May their soul rest in peace.

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    • Asha Nazareth, Byndoor (Mumbai)

      Wed, May 26 2010

      It's really shocking news. May the souls of all who passed away in the plance crash rest in peace. May God give strength to theeir families and loved ones.

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    • P Dsouza, Mangalore

      Wed, May 26 2010

      This accident is similar to the one that occured on June 1st 1999 at Little Rock Airport, U.S.A. on flight 1420 American Airlines. It was aired on National Geographic Channel Season 1 'Racing the Storm'

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    • Steven, Sharjah/Mangalore

      Wed, May 26 2010

      After reading various comments,I too agree that one of the reasons for this disaster could be use of mobile phones.
      I have a suggestion, All the airlines should make it mandatory that one should deposit their mobile phones or any other electronic gadjets which may hinder function of sophesticated planes computer system in a specially made pouches against a token to claim it while getting down. I know it is time consuming but, worth a millions time if it saves prescious lives.
      Do you readers of Daiji agree with me? or any better suggestion please.

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    • vincent fernandea (mogachi lahran), cascia-dubai

      Wed, May 26 2010

      my heartfull condolences to who they have lost loved ones in this tragedy

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    • Lanston /india, shankarpura

      Wed, May 26 2010

      Yesterday I knew where I was going what I was to do today is different The pain is too much to bear,Her hopes have disappeared in thin air,Why me, why me.. She begs for answers,
      The answers are never there. Sometimes a wait brings hope,
      And it calms our anxious hearts,
      But some “wait” bring only sorrow,
      A wait that has no tomorrow.

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    • Gabriel Francis David, Gadag/Hubli

      Wed, May 26 2010

      It is very painful to bear the loss of the dear & loved ones. I hav'nt got any words which can console at this moment of grieve. But I pray whole heartedly for the comforting hands of Lord Jesus Christ on all the family members whose have lost their valuable lives in this tragedy. I am very much grateful to one and all who joined thier humble hands in this sorrowful event without giving any chance for caste and creed working very unitedly to show that we are The TRUE INDIANS. I am very much proud of all of you for taking a quick step in team work and helped each other with concerned authorities and is greatly appreciated. I am very much grateful to one and all who have Voluntarily taken their keen interest for help and service. I am really very much proud and very much thankfull for all of your efforts. May God Bless you all.

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    • Laveena Mascarenhas, Mangalore

      Wed, May 26 2010

      Every time i watch the sky i only remember the terrifying disaster that happened at Mlore.
      Nothing can replace the emptiness in the shocked families . . . .
      God grant eternal rest to the departed and strength to the loved ones to bear their loss .

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    • Sunil Saldanha, Doha, Qatar, Mangalore

      Wed, May 26 2010

      Looking at the Pictures and hearing the cries of the families who have lost their dear ones is really Painful and I pray to Almighty God that he may give courage and strength to all who have lost their loved ones in this Air crash. I believe that the Aviation Authorities should look into the matter of the the table top strip for Landing, was it not for the deep Valley all the passengers would be alive today. I hope the Govt will take immediate action to rectify and arrange a better runway so that no more lives may be lost.

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    • ishaq, ishaq bajipe

      Wed, May 26 2010

      My heart goes out to all the families who have lost their loved ones. May god bless them

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    • Rolson, Shirva

      Tue, May 25 2010

      This incident should not be Forgotten... This scar on our heart and mind should remain, it should provoke us against corruption and mal practices prevailing in our country! We should all become one Strong voice against the evil Deeds

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    • Kusuma Kumari G , Nellore/Manipal

      Tue, May 25 2010

      I feel the Bajpe airport disaster was waiting to happen. The plane overshoot the runway . There might have been many reasons including the pilots error . But before blaming the pilots i feel the "table top ' runway is the main cause of the disaster I feel the goverment should make immediate steps to icrease the length of runway and make better landing facilities at Mangalore

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    • Vijay, Udupi-USA

      Tue, May 25 2010

      My heart goes out to all the families who have lost their loved ones. May god bless them

      This could be the pilot's fault. He completely misjudged the landing distance. He might have landed the flight almost at the end of runway, where it was too late to bring the flight under control(he might have freaked out too).

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    • Mangalya Menezes, Mangalore/USA

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Heartfelt condolences to all the families.

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    • Rudy almeida, Dubai/Nakre

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Having no words to express my feelings. I m in terrible shock coz i have traveled thru air India express many timesI read almost all the news and the pictures related to AI express crash and found that many victims were visiting their families due to some reasons and that’s was really terrible to read and gives lots of pain. We pray to God to provide the Families, Relatives and Friends of the unfortunate victims of this extremely tragic calamity to be provided with the courage and endurance to support one another at this extremely crucial time
      Rudy almeida
      Dubai /Karkala

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    • VW Mascarenhas, Puttur/Muscat

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Really heart breaking photographs, tears are coming in our eyes when we see this innocent child who was watching the burial of her father, it is difficult to express the grief. Oh God I pray, give them the strength to overcome this grief, be with them, stay with them all time.

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    • Ronald Dsouza, Mangalore/mumbai

      Tue, May 25 2010

      It is really sad and unfortunate that so many of our dear ones lost their lives what can we say. The government must answer what could it have done to save our people from such devastation words are difficult to express.It is imperative that all tricky strips mangalore, ladakh, port blair needs careful examination.

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    • Olivia Moras, Puttur, Kuppepadau / Toronto

      Tue, May 25 2010

      It is very scary to fly to Bajpe now. Every time a family member flies to M'lore we have to hold our breadth & wait. So much restriction for those Pilots also. Let them change the runway. Airport is O.K. direction of runway needs to be changed. It shouldn't be facing the death trap - The valley down.


      If the Pilot misses the touchdown point by few hundred meters he's sure to fall down to the valley. That's why the plane exploded, because of the impact of falling so deep. If it was a flat surface Pilot could have easily brought it to halt. It's high time authorities revise the runway issue & build a new one. Safety is important, not money.

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    • Jossy D'souza, mangalore

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Its Quite easy for people everywhere blaming everyone when disaster like this takes place.I have been traveling frequently. I tell you something... the frequency of the cell phone when its used causes the reading instruments in the cockpit go wrong. I have seen this happening in a private small craft few times abroad.I am sure few people on the plane must have used the cell phone or turned the power on...please do not blame on Pilot, runway and staff and whatnot..please take patience.let them find the cause...lets not judge them prematurely. My beloved people please pray for the future of our people and children as they fly through any of these airports. God is the Best safety and he can protect us ..know this for sure..Lets share the grief of our dear friends..and try to console these people while we have a chance, God bless you all..

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    • SUJATHA SHRINIVAS, Karkala [Sacheripete/Pergottu thirupathi nivas] DUBAI

      Tue, May 25 2010

      THIS IS VERRY SHOCKING,WHEN I SAW I STARTED TO CRYING, REALLY VERRY SAD.OH GOD SHRI KRISHNA, BHALAJI,JESUS,ALLAH WIPE THIER TEARS AND GIVE STRENGTH TO THE FAMILY OF THE CRASHED VICTIMS.
      OH GOD PLEASE DON'T DO LIKE THIS ONCE AGAIN.PLS BLESS US.

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    • teresa, Mangalore/Muscat

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Very tragic.... and that too our airport Bajpe... so many years we have been flying in and out of that very airport and only now that the tragedy has occurred do we know that Bajpe has always been a tricky airport to land in. This turns your guts in n out at the very thought of landing there BUT then with the holiday season and all sectors flying full capacity, we have no alternative but fly direct to that very airport on the same airline.... only pray to the almighty for eternal peace to the departed souls and that such an incident never occurs in the future....

      I had colleagues and their children flying out of Bajpe on that very day and I was really thinking about the tension and turmoil they would have gone thru following the disaster. We pray to the Almighty for all travellers.

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    • Roshan Rebello, Mangalore/ Hamilton

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Below is a link from the BBC commenting on safety concerns at Mangalore Airport. The appropriate officials need the be held accountable for laxity in safety when the runway was constructed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8701609.stm

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    • Jerald R. Cunha, Kulshekar,Mangalore

      Tue, May 25 2010

      They have come at the door but never enter into the home !!! This is unbelievable and unforgettable incident in our mangalore. This incident gave big stroke to our mind. AS per our human beings everybody will fall in mistakes. So we cant blame only to Pilot. NO one ready to die like this who love their husband/wife/children/parents. There is a strong reason where this such a great experienced pilot came under this situation. Only the 'Black Box' will tell real truth what exactly happened and will help to upgrade this International Air port. Experience is not not enough to lead everything but language proficiency and communication skills is very very important. May all 158 souls rest in peace and their families have the strength to face this tragedy.

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    • Neela Gonsalves, Sydney

      Tue, May 25 2010

      I agree... ppl who made the decision to have a so called table top airport are to be blamed. Irt could have been in udupi, ullal anywhere flat land.
      now the only solution is to stop using bigger aircraft like 737s and use the ATRs, Bombadiers etc .. AI just have many more flights to cater to the large numbers of passengers.

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    • Oliver, Bejai / AUH

      Tue, May 25 2010

      John - A very good & important point here. People start using their mobiles even before the plane has touched down, even stand up and try to take their baggage out. I've even seen near misses with bags falling off and missing passengers, due to the calous approach of a few passengers.
      Let's wait for the investigation, now that the 'Black Box" is found & Pray that it's not because of somebodys mobile signal disturbing the sensitive instruments in the plane. The authorities should get strict on usage of mobiles and electronic instruments while landing and takeoff, just like one cannot use the word 'Bomb' inside the airport, if you do you are in the slammer...thats it.

      My Heartfelt condolonces to all Families who have lost their Near and Dear Ones. May the Lord grant Eternal Rest to the Dear Departed Souls and give the Families the Strength and Fortitude to bear with this irrepairable loss. AMEN

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    • Vinod D'souza, Bangalore / Kuwait

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Its very big shocking news to everyone. Let us pray for their soul. God give strength to cover their big loss.

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    • Della Rego, Mangalore, Doha, Qatar

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Oh! my God, can't see the pictures of departed and the mourning family members as the eyes were filled with tears.

      Every one in the plane were anxious, full of new planning, hopes and above all meeting and staying with their loved one's for a month or more. All were happy when the plane landed in Mangalore airport and within few hours all were thinking that they will meet their family's. But fate changed the face of the happiness and anxiety as a result the unbelievable tragedy happened and all perished within a fraction of seconds.

      Even I too used to offer a small prayer after landing at Bajpe airport as always landing is scary and one big jerk used to experience.

      Oh! Lord give the strength and courage to all the families who have lost their loved one's and grant the eternal peace for all the departed souls. Lord, Protect and guard everyone as such things never ever should happen in any one's life. Amen.

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    • Errol, India

      Mon, May 24 2010

      This airport has been in service for more than 50 years & the accident happens on an extended runway it has to be either human error or technical fault of the aircraft which is a strong possibility was the aircraft maintained? Records must be checked its so unfortunate innocent lives were lost May the souls rest in peace.

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    • J.H. Monteiro, Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      At this time no words come out, mind doesn’t work, truly a shocking black Saturday to all of us Mangaloreans and Keralites. May God grant eternal peace to all the departed souls and may HE grant family members the courage and strength to bear this loss.

      Now by blaming we cannot change anything, only thing hope whatever the mistake may be let our Govt. correct it and never this type of accident ever happen anywhere and to anyone. Sorrow of these people just cannot imagine when we see the pictures tears role down without knowledge, then how their family members are feeling that is beyond my imagination. Only God may comfort them this is my humble prayer for all the family members who have lost their loved ones in this terrible crash.

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    • Lima, India

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Many Gulf topguns insisted that they should have direct flights to Mangalore. And they were happy when it was introduced. Did anyone see to the fact that if Bajpe airport was suitable for landing of international flights?

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    • Makhdum Hussain, Hubli

      Mon, May 24 2010

      It is realy shocking news for all of us.every thing in the hands of Allah

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    • Utban nakhuda, Gangoli

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Oh almighty allah its a bad day for india. . I pray for all those people who died in dis tragedy . .may allah forgive dem and enter dem into paradise. . As my uncle was there in that plane and not yet recieved his body

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    • Olivia Moras, Puttur, Kuppepadau / Toronto

      Mon, May 24 2010

      It's very difficult to look at these photographs. A husband loosing his wife & 2 kids all at the same time. Look at the grief of those elders to loose these innocent souls.
      Why did this happen to us. We Mangaloreans & Keralites are a very sober community. Did we deserve this much of sorrow ? Many families are having funeral for more than one. And even sad is some bodies are not yet been Identified. It’s a very difficult time for all of us.
      May their souls rest in peace & May God comfort those family members to bear this terrible loss.

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    • Raj, Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Its really heartbreaking to see the pictures of the funerals which are taking place in Mangalore and Kerala. They are all our brothers and sisters who have given up their lives just to make our political leaders open their eyes and realize TABLE TOP RUNWAY is a very fancy name given to play with our lives . Yet they claim after this disaster that the runway is very safe and meets international standards. Are they waiting to have another similar disaster to confirm that this runway is not safe.Cant Mangalore be provided with a long enough runway to ensure our citezens and foreign tourists feel safe. As Indians dont we have the right to come and visit our family memebers after a year or even 2 or 3 years and not worry about our runways.

      OR is AIR INDIA AFRAID OF COMPETITORS incase a longer runway is built in Mangalore which will give way for major airlines to take a shre of the market. As Indians either living in India or overseas , we pay taxes every single year and we should not allow the civil avaition ministry to this case as pilot error and move on.Lessons learnt we need a safe and long enough runway to avert any future disaster like this even if the pilot happens to overshoot the aircraft by 2000 feet .We DO NOT WANT TO SEE ANY SIMILAR CRASH EVER AGAIN IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION . God Bless the departed souls and may their souls Rest In Peace. We pray that the families get enough courageto bear this shocking loss of their near and dear ones in this horrific tragedy

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    • Jossy, Mangalore/USA

      Mon, May 24 2010

      It is true that god is our creator! & we his creatures!! It is true that God's will ALWAYS prevails in our lives!! & it is always said that WE creatures fail to understand the DEPTH of his Wisdom!

      BUT in this case...... from a mere human perspective !! it seems like GODS WILL HAS BEEN VERY VERY SEVERE!! on so many families and loved ones of the sad victims of this Crash!!

      May God Almighty in his Love & Wisdom grant all those surviving loved ones of the crash victims his LOVE, MERCY & STRENGTH to bear their IRREPARABLE LOSS & MAY EVERY SINGLE SOUL REST IN GOD'S PEACE!!

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    • NASRULLA SULTAN, DUBAI/MANGALORE

      Mon, May 24 2010

      A month back when I boarded the flight at Dubai we had to stay in the flight for 25 minutes, later the pilot announced that MANGALORE AIRPORT OPENS AFTER 6 am (so called international airport) so we had to delay in taking off. So when the flight landed on 22nd at 6.02am were all the Air traffic controlling staff present to guide the pilot ? This has to be checked by airport authority

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    • Gregory, Kankanady,Dubai

      Mon, May 24 2010

      First of all our sympathies to all the families who lost their loved ones.Henceforth,we Mangaloreans should join together to see that mangalore has a safe airport. it is a waste of tax payers money to upgrade the old airport in bajpe.We deeply express our deepest sorrows...

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    • Praveen, Dubai

      Mon, May 24 2010

      BOYCOTT BAJPE AIRPORT. All International Airport should have provision to cover marginal errors by Pilot. Due to the fact that the airport is a table top airport, there was no scope for Pilot to manoeuvre the flight & eventually it had to cave down into the gorge. Indian Politics is too big to understand the value of human life. Time to rise against the corrupt politicians and influential people.

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    • S.Moorthy, Mangalore/Dubai

      Mon, May 24 2010

      As citizen of India we have the right to ask the reason behind this tragedy. AI, DGCA, AAI & Central Government ministry must explain to the public once the investigation over. We hope for a transparent enquiry in to this incident. Mangaloreans lost very precious lives. From long time we Mangaloreans are neglted in all the fields by these politicians and beurocrats because of our soft nature. This time we whould not keep quiet. We should raise our voice till we get the justice.

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    • Arun, Mangalore, India

      Mon, May 24 2010

      A Boeing 737 with a maximum landing weight requires 6,000-ft of runway for landing. For take off too, it requires 6,000 feet but that is based on several factors such as weight, wind, temperature and runway conditions.

      “Mangalore airport has a 8,000-ft-long runway. The pilots of that plane may not have had sufficient landing distance if they touched down late with high speed,’’ he said.

      Although it is possible to take off even after the wheels touch down the procedure is difficult and is carried out usually during training flights.

      This is because the plane’s auto brakes and speed brakes get deployed immediately. To quote a senior commander - “It is not recommended to do a go around if the plane’s deceleration procedures have been initiated’’.

      So, if the AI plane had already overshot the Landing zone and 25% of the runway was lost and the very fact that the airport has a short landing strip - the "go around" should not have been tried at all - because when landing the pilots may have also tried to slow down the engines - thus reducing chances of a take off again, but unfortunately a re take off was tried and now the tower or light pole hit the wing further sealing the destiny.

      There is another important question - were the tyres and braking systems checked while leaving Dubai? It seems the tyres and breaking systems of Air India are always faulty and Delhi and Mumbai always has a lot of "emergency landings" especially for Air India flights.
      God bless families.

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    • Bryan Rodrigues, Mangalore / Dubai

      Mon, May 24 2010

      This message is to Daijiworld

      So many people have expressed their opinion on the tragic Air crash and have offered their suggestions to make the Airport safe. Please forward these messages to the concerned authorities in India. Pointless if these valuable suggestions do no reach the authorities.

      Personally, I always felt that the Bajpe Airport Runway was risky - not long enough and not enough level ground on either side of the runway. Seems this accident has highlighted the risk. Moreover, there was an accident some years back, a plane had overshot the runway and fell in a ditch. The authorities should have taken that incident into consideration while making the new runway.

      I deeply regret this tragedy and the loss of so many lives, including the Pilots and Air Hostesses. I offer my heartfelt sympathies to their families. May God give them the strength to bear the loss.

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    • Steven Rodrigues, Dubai

      Mon, May 24 2010

      It isn't funny that our neighbouring state of Kerala has quite a few airports & still acquiring while we as mangaloreans have to make do with such a shoddy airport!

      Where are those billionares from Karnataka that can do the same & for once overwhelm the bureaucratic red-tape to make it a reality.

      There's no justification or consolation for the ones we've lost but there has to be solution to this long-evaded matter.

      No more excuses for any Govt!!!
      Time to get things done.

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    • annie castelino, mangalore/sharjah

      Mon, May 24 2010

      The Instrument Landing System was damaged during the overrun. Yet, the airport was kept open for commercial flights, using only the non-precision approach facilities, even after sunset. A non-precision approach is one where there is no electronic glide path to guide the pilot down a predetermined angle for landing. Was that a commercial decision or a safety decision? Safety studies have established that more than 74% of approach and landing accidents have happened during non-precision approaches and in night conditions. Mangalore has just witnessed a fatal crash. Was it wise then to open the airport without the ILS and allow non-precision approaches? The recent Air Afriqiyah Airbus 330 crash and the Polish president's flight crash in Russia, were at the end of a non-precision approach. The Kingfisher Airlines accident in Mumbai in December 2009 was also from a non-precision approachOn August 2, 2005, an Air France Airbus 340 flight overshot the Toronto runway and went down the ravine. The terrain was similar to the Mangalore airport overrun area. The difference - all 307 survived the post-crash fire and were rescued. The 158 passengers in mlore were not so lucky with the rescue effort at Mlore.is our airport capable of quick emergency response and rescue efforts? Areas surrounding the airport built up and there is no clear passage for crash tenders to access an aircraft in case of an accident during approach or during a take-off.wake up!!!

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    • John, Shj/mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      DEAR FRIENDS,
      FIRST WE SHOULD EDUCATE ALL TO STOP PUTTING ON THE MOBILE PHONES BEFORE THE FLIGHT LANDS, THIS MAY HAVE A COMPLICATION ON THE PLANES COMPUTERS FOR WHICH NO ONE CAN ANSWER ONCE A DISASTER TAKES PLACE.

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    • Hassan Ahmed, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

      Mon, May 24 2010

      When every child is born, the child has one same religion. That is the religion of the Almighty creator. Later the parents of the child make him a Christian, Hindu Buddist, Muslium. Now just see this tragedy, The super power the Almighty who had put life into the child when it was born has taken the life. Destiny is fixed by the almighty even before the child's birth. Here in the above picture we can see people from different faith taking the dead body and doing the final rituals, They all are (Deceased) going to one place, that is to face their creator.

      There is only one heaven and one hell and that belongs to one almighty. Please let us understand who is our creator and follow his instructions.Its 100% sure that this world and the millions of creatures in this world is created by the same one Almighty. Please open your hearts and don't imagine any Idols Just pray to your creator to show us the right path. Surly he will, because he is our creator.

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    • Santa Lopes, Lower Kasarkod

      Mon, May 24 2010

      May 22, a day of tears, anguish, search and death. The sweet faces of the dear ones, but at last the charred bodies absolutely difficult to digest, incomprehensive to understand and thus the mystery of death. May God give the strength to the bereaved families to bear this tragedy and the loss of their dear and near one’s.

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    • imtiaz khalife, Gangooli/Muscat

      Mon, May 24 2010

      My heartfull condolence to all family members who lost their loving people.May the Almighty rest thier soul in peace.Ameen

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    • Chandrashekar Shetty, Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      It is unwise to blame somebody for the tragedy more so the person who happened to be in command. No one would ever try to make mistakes at the cost of his own life. Let's stop blaming one another and instead convey our condolences to the bereaved family to keep faith in almighty.

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    • Akash Shetty, Managlore/Australia

      Mon, May 24 2010

      As my knowledge also somebody told me long back that the committee has selected the land at ullal for airport because if anything goes wrong when landing it can be easily land in sea. After the political drama airport has been built in Bajpe.
      Media says here airport runway looks likea table top. I agree with that. We can't blame the pilots.

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    • Kiran Gonsalves, Kuwait

      Mon, May 24 2010

      My heartfelt sympathies for all those faced untimely and tragic death.

      We cannot blame anyone as these accidents happen in seconds time and there is very less time to react. I sure the pilots might have given their best of the experience to control the mishap. In any case the airport requires wider runway to control future tragedies. If the runway was wide enough, the plane could have come to hault without any mishap and would not have plunged into the valley causing so many deaths. The accident is very unfortunate.

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    • Suman, Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Dear all, runway in bajpe is still dangerous...why should we keep quiet, lets raise our voice let them close this runway or do something safe...or make it in a different level place..

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    • RICHARD WILSON, PALADKAA/MANGALORE

      Mon, May 24 2010

      A blackday for all Indians.May the souls of all who passed away in the plane crash rest in peace.May God give strength to their families and loved ones.

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    • Sreeharsha S Naik, Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Used to watch the planes land and take off from a distant hill facing the airport, I never knew that one day i will have to look at an airplane taking its last breath from the very same hill top.. May god give all the strength and support to the victims of Air India Express IX-812

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    • Abdul Lateef Mulki, Dubai, U.A.E

      Mon, May 24 2010

      INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAAJIHOON.May Almighty Allah grant their souls eternal rest!It is indeed a very shocking & sad news for all of us.
      On behalf of BCF ,Dubai, we express our deepest condolences to Mr. Mayyabba, Fujairah, who lost four of his family membersin this tragic accident.
      May Almighty give courage & strength for the families of the deceased.

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    • Stanley - Kuwait, Kuwait

      Mon, May 24 2010

      It is very sad that innocent peoples who are eager to meet thier family and relatives lost their precious life. It is very hard to write the fact at this moment. I am a frequent flyer to managalore and most of the time noticed that passengers are not obeying to the rules of switiching of their moible at the time landing. The moment captain s the landing, everyone switch on their mobile and start to talk.

      This will create lot of problems on the aircraft instruments, since foreign sim cards start searching for signal with high range. We cannot blame everything on pilots and aircraft.As a responsible passenger will have to obey the rules while in air. Whatever happened is happened. We cannot challenge GOD's wish. My sincere prayer to God to keep all departed souls under his feet, and give strength to the famililies to overcome this tragic grief.

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    • Capt.Cornelio, UDUPI

      Mon, May 24 2010

      People who opposed to make padubidri a flat ground as mangalore airport are responsible for this sad tragedy.  This is the most sadest day in any mangaloreans life.Bajpe is still a very dangerous airport and hope peaople of mangalore will look for safety fist rather than the dist.

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    • Suman, Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      God why did this happend??? I was in tears when I saw the pictures...I just cant imagine the pain of the familiy members..I pray to God that he grant eternal rest and give strength to their loved ones....this teaches us a lesson that we dont know when is our last day...lets all forgive each other and be ready....

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    • shammi, Karnataka

      Mon, May 24 2010

      My heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved ones.I dont blame the pilot for this coz every time parking the vehicle wont be perfect n tht too this was an aoircraft.So as the aviation expert said on NDTV,if this had happened delhi atleast the pilot had chance of taking off the flight n then cm wid normal landing,coz delhi runway was double the mangalore.So it is a MUST now for the runway to be extended..Coz in future no matter howmuchever special training the pilot get,he is a human being n we make mistakes.So aerodromes should seriously consider runway extension factor.

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    • Johnty, Kerala

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Don't blame  Air India, don't blame  the Pilot. This is called
      fate. But slight ignorance will
      cause big tragedy. May their Soul Rest in Peace.

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    • Abdul Lateef Mulki, Dubai, U.A.E

      Mon, May 24 2010

      INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAAJIHOON.May Almighty Allah grant their souls eternal rest!It is indeed a very shocking & sad news for all of us.
      On behalf of BCF ,Dubai, we express our deepest condolences to Mr. Mayyabba, Fujairah, who lost four of his family membersin this tragic accident.
      May Almighty give courage & strength for the families of the deceased.

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    • ROSHAN DSA, BANTWAL K.S.A

      Mon, May 24 2010

      IT IS VERY SAD NEWS TO HEAR THE TARGIC DEATH OF 159 PEOPLE IN PLANE CRASH . MAY LOVING JESUS GIVE WIPE THEIR TEARS.

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    • Riyaz Asadi, Sirsi/ Dubai

      Mon, May 24 2010

      I am still in state of shock and having nightmares looking at the pics.Let the Almighty give strenght to the family of the crashed victims.

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    • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur/Mangalore

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Really heart melting/blowing incidents during the funeral as the pictures shows and how would be to a husband to loose his own as the death stole three of a family. Condolences and sympathies from me, my family and children to all the bereaved families and the deceased human souls may rest in peace. May our Lord and savior Jesus Christ wipe out tears of the survived ones and provide them courage to lead their life.

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    • Roopa Shetty, Ujire

      Mon, May 24 2010

      Very sad news

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    • Vincent Rodrigues, Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      My deepest condolences to all my ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’, those who lost their near and dear ones.

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    • William Pais, Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      In these moments of grief let the Eternal Hope that we all believe in may help us to overcome this tragedy. Let the Devine Succour comfort the bereaved as no words on this earth can comfort those who lost their near and dear ones. My salutations to all those people of South Kanara who helped each other in these moments of crisis. Let the human within us never die. Long live the humanity.

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    • manoj machado, mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      My deepest condolences to all my ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’, those who lost their near and dear ones.

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    • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udipi

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Its mere a mishap which could have been avoided. I feel, the pilot landed his plane beyond the allowed threshold by 2000 feet and overshot the runway, in the process he tried to take off again by giving power to the engine which is evident from the flight throttle. Had the runway had the extra length for overshooting, this tragedy could have been avoided. I also feel the pilot landed the aircraft at a speed above the required level, as a result of speedy touch down the tyres got blasted and the plane broke down in two parts, which led to system failure as it is evident from the statement of the survivors. Human error cause most of the accidents.

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    • Kevin Mascarenhas, Mangalore/Sydney

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Will the administration now work in all seriousness to provide Mangalore a real international class airport which will meet all safety norms?
      Private/government partnership can bring about this and let the existing airport be used for small domestic,charter and cargo purposes.
      It is tragic so many innocents had to loose their lives.May their souls rest in peace and their families have the strength to cope.

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    • Francis (Joe) Martis, Barkur/USA

      Sun, May 23 2010

      This shocking Tragic incident has taken so many lives, there could be many people to blame, it's not just Air India Pilot error, there is International Airport Authorities who have approved the project in the first place.

      How can an international flight land on a short run-way. This project should have been called for international bidders who may have a different plan to provide longer runways required for International flights. Blame must also go to Karnataka govt. for they approved the project. This was to happen one day or other. Can they wake up now. For some reason when runway becomes short where do they go, how do they escape, these are questions that should have answered prior to plans being approved. Simple commonsense. Inefficiency on the part of these people cost  so many lives.

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    • Michael, Goa/ Canada

      Sun, May 23 2010

      My heart bleeds for those poor souls, my close friends brother is one of the survivors, however his cousin perished with his lovely family. I do realise that we cannot blame any one for this mishap, however I wish to comment I feel angry about Air India,I travelled Air India thrice over the years I lived in kuwait and Dubai, and every time both ways I had meserable experiences with the flight , cancelled or delayed, the last time was on August 15th 2007 my last exit out of the UAE , flight was delayed for 18 hours due to technical diffculties, the official in Dubai cared less for our plight moreover they were rude inspite of me being polite, I was not allowed to leave the airport as I had my visa cancelled hence was not put up in the hotel.
      I hope the tragic loss of these poor souls remind these incompetent AI officials to serve their customers better in future. As for me I made it a point that I will never fly AI.

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    • Camil Dsouza, Udyavara Udupi

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Its shockingto hear that theres no hospitol nearby the airport! before blaming anybody we must pray for the departed souls May Almighty God grant the family members the courage to bear the loss of their beloved ones may their soul RIP. Its the 3rd day and theyve still not found the black box ?hope they will find it soon n insurance money should be paid soon

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    • GHOUSE MOHD, KAUP/DOHA

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Very tragic accident.Our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones.May Allah grant eternal rest to departed souls.

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    • Melwin Rebello, Australia / Malpe

      Sun, May 23 2010

      It’s nerve wrecking to read the loss of our 158 brothers & sisters. Our heart pours to the family members, relatives & friends. All this is beyond our imagination. Terribly sad.

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    • Molly, New Zealand

      Sun, May 23 2010

      This is a very shocking news. Our Condolence to all families who lost their loved ones.
      Ministry of civil Aviation must clarify two Issues. 1. Why They are recruiting Foreign Pilotes?East European Pilotes are highly skilled but they have huge communication problem. So Recruit Indian Piolets.
      2)Stop allowing flights to operate this table top runway Airport. Make immediate arrangements to construct a new airport to substitute this one.
      Make sure that a complete transperancy in all investigations and report to people because these issues are not politicians private matters. The public has the right to know the reasons and suggestions to overcome this Issue.
      Cheers

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    • The Guru, Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Deepak Kumar, Mangalore

      i feel sick with ur comments which states "AAI , politicians and media do not want to disclose that the black box is recovered as if they do , then it will not give them enough time to cover up the error"

      Hope u know that even if the black box is found it takes minimum of 6 months to decode the data.

      Please dont blame any person for this accident.

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    • Ismail Sayyed, Jokatte/Doha

      Sun, May 23 2010

      My heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families of the victims who lost thier lives in this terrible tragedy.May God bless thier souls,and give thier families the strength to overcome this loss.
      The emergency services and the civilians of the city and specially locals deserve unequivocal praise, for their brave and selfless service in the resque operations.
      It would be pre-mature to pinpoint the blame on any factor at the moment, and we will have to wait for the investigation findings to see what went wrong to this terrible tragedy. I sincerely hope the concerned authority will take all possible measures to avoid such incidents in the future.

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    • k.philip udyavar, udupi,udyavar,abudhabi

      Sun, May 23 2010

      It is a very sad news to all ours,this is a trazady incidence all families,god grent those who lost the relatives and friends,may god give eternal rest to the souls of the departed and covearge for the all families they loss the dearest and nearest

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    • NASIR, BATRAKERE BAJPE ,DUBAI, BATRAKERE BAJPE

      Sun, May 23 2010


      May Almighty Allah grant Magfirath to those who passed away in this Tragic Event in the history of bajpe ., ameen

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    • Frenny Fernandes, urwa / dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Very Sorry for the sad news. Our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. it is a very sad and very painful incident that has happend in our home country Mangalore. In this time of pain, we pray that God will heal their broken hearts and comfort them, grant them strength to bear this tragic loss.

      Frenny, Lawrence, Samantha, Ivor, Mia, Lyle, Nicole.

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    • bhye muslim heetun, mauritius

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Very sad and tragic. our prayers and special thoughts for the victims. may the Almighty give them a good place in heaven. our deep sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of those who perished. though we know not each other, rest assured however, that we are with you in the difficult and painful moment you are going through. our hearts and thoughts do meet somewhere in your tragedy. may Allah Pak help you all. Ameen.

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    • M.Bhat,Udupi, Udupi / Abu Dbhabi

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Heart breaking incident, that too in our door step, unbeliveable, shocking!!!!! Because I am one of regular passanger of this sector. O My God, Please give courage to face the pain to the families one who lost their dear and nearest.

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    • Purushothama Aila, Uppala/Kuwait

      Sun, May 23 2010

      This is very shocking and sad news for all. May their souls rest in peace.

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    • Anwar, Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      My deepest condolences to all those who lost their near and dear ones. Most of us in the region have known or heard of someone affected with this tragedy, directly or indirectly. This event has numbed and shaken us. May the lord grant their loved ones the strength to deal with us. It's for him to grant life, and for him to take.

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    • Bharat, Udupi

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Very sad incident.

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    • JM Lewis, Udipi/Dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Dear Rulers of State, Please do not let the sacrifice of these innocent people go a mere waste. Work out something instantly to avoid this incident in future. Dont we have a better place for an International Airport in/around Mangalore??? Do a think tank/brain storming and save valuable human lives....

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    • ibrahim ullal, Ullal Mukkachery

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Shocking accident and wish them a speedy recovery.
      Really very sad and sorrowful news.May God grant those who lost their lives in the Plane crash eternal rest and their souls rest in Peace.Let Him give their families,strength and courage to bear this heavy loss.

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    • alwyn coutinho, palimar/dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Very sad to hear about the incident, heartfelt condolences to all the families, who lost their loved ones, god may grant strength to overcome the tragedy,and the departed souls may rest in peace.amen

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    • Veronica Dias, Kirem / Andheri

      Sun, May 23 2010

      It is really shocking & painful news for all of us . Life is uncertain don't blame pilot. only pray .May God give eternal rest to the souls of the departed & courage to their families

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    • Clara Jyothi Menezes, Udupi / Dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      It is truly a very sad and horrific tragedy. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the families, friends and relatives who have lost their near and dear one in this tragic accident which includes the families of the crew members and pilots. Eternal rest grant unto them O'Lord and let your radiant light shine upon them. May all their souls rest in peace. We pray to the Lord to be a source or comfort, courage and strength to the mourning families and help them recover from this heart wrenching loss.

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    • Alban D' Souza, Udyavara, Doha Qatar

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Really Very sad, Heartfelt condolences to the bereved family members. Tragic accident. May almighty God give eternal rest to all the departed souls and also god may give strength to bear the loss of their family members..

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    • suresh, sharjah/AJEKAR

      Sun, May 23 2010

      This is very shocking and very sad news for all mangloreans,
      may their souls rest in peace,

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    • MOMIN ABDUL MUNAF, SHIRURU/ DUBAI

      Sun, May 23 2010

      PLEASE STOP BLAMING, PLEASE PRAY FOR THEIR SOUL/ PLEASE PRAY ALMIGHTY ALLHA TO GIVE COURAGE TO VICTIMS FAMILY TO COME UP WITH BLACK DAY 22/5/10,

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    • RAVI ULLAL, MANGALORE

      Sun, May 23 2010

      IT'S A SAD INCIDENT WHICH SHOULD'NT HAVE HAPPENED. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU MR DEEPAK KUMAR THAT NO ONE CAN BE BLAMED FOR THIS INCIDENT.

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    • fazal, Doha/Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      All my sympathy to those who all are dead by the crash.May ALLAH took them in heaven .my pray also to all surviours so that they are well treated and be with their love ones.

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    • SIMON/ , MLORE / KUWAIT

      Sun, May 23 2010

      This crash has brought a lot of media to the hospital like WENLOCK where the actual condition of the hospital is poor / neglected. We hope that now with the media presence more measures will be taken to improve this hospital.

      We will be travelling shortly to Mlore by airindia express. Many have advised us to cancel our tickets. But cancellation will involve a lot of cancellation charges for my fly and to reissue all tickets is expensive. But is cancellation an option?
      This can happen to any flight landing in Bajpe.
      The authorities have to come up with ways to improve upon the existing facilities.
      No body is perfect. The pilot did make a mistake as per many reports. But then there should be an allowance on the landing strip for a mistake. On this strip there is no allowance. The only allowance is death. This should not be the case.

      Further it should be noted that there is not even a hospital near to the airport. This is something that needs to be looked into. Thank God there were fire engines there!

      We hope with all the media presence in the area the media does a wonderful job of bringing to light these loopholes and the authorities rectify these loopholes at the earliest thus avoiding further deaths to innocent lives.
      Our prayers go out to the loved ones to bear this terrible grief.

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    • Richard, Karkala/Dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      This tragic & sad day will be remembered for many many years to come in the history of Mangalore. It really hurts when you hear some sad/shameful things happenning in Mangalore. GOD BLESS MANGALORE.

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    • MOHAMMED ALI UCHIL,PRESIDENT,BWF-ABU DHABI, ABU DHABI

      Sun, May 23 2010




      With profound grief, Bearys Welfare Forum, Abu Dhabi, expresses its heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families of deceased in the tragic plane accident. We pray almighty to grant ‘Magfirath” and “Masarat” to the departed souls. We also pray for the survivors of this shocking accident and wish them a speedy recovery.

      We lost a lot of our friends in this tragedy and our personnel sympathies with the family of Janab K.H.Usman, a great fried of ours who lost his life in this accident. A dedicated social worker, business man and soft spoken mild gentleman of great qualities of heart and mind. It is great loss for our community.

      We deeply express our deepest sorrows to Dr.Mayyabba,Fujirah, who lost 4 of his family members in this tragic accident, including his wife.

      We thank "Daijiworld",Air Inda staff at Abu Dhabi and Dubai,the volunteers of various social organizations,rescue team,the govt.authorities ,and all those who involved with their helping hand in these moment of grief.

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    • Wilson, Kalmady/Pune

      Sun, May 23 2010

      May their soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. May the almighty give them the strengh and courage to bear this great loss.

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    • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

      Sun, May 23 2010

      TV Channels are giving us very good coverage of Mangalore disaster.Good. But after that Manoranjan,Reality show ? WHERE IS MOURNING for the dead ? Suvarna TV,Asia Net didn't understand the emotions of people.This tragedy is not only a tragedy to victims families ,but aslo to the entire Karnataka and Kerala state.If any politician die,we listen or watch 3 days AALAAP in radio & tv.

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    • ashraf kk , uppinangady sharjah

      Sun, May 23 2010

      a black day for all indians.may souls of all who passed away in the crash rest in peace. may god give strength to their families and loved ones, allah give rest band peace

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    • Antony Oliver Fernandes (Tony), Mangalore/Bangladesh

      Sun, May 23 2010

      May the soul rest in peace of all the passengers whose life have ended in a tragic and worst air crash in India on Saturday morning.
      May the Almighty bless all the families/relatives/loved ones and friends.

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    • Nithyananda Beskoor, Udupi,Dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Prajwal,Dubai. What you said may not be true . I along with my family & brother's family travelled back to Dubai on friday 21st may and landed in Dubai at 11.35 A.M.
      The flight was IX 383 & I am not sure whether the same flight becomes IX 812 When it goes back.
      If it is so, none of us experienced any braking problems except some vibrations which i feel is normal.
      PLEASE CLARIFY WITH YOUR FRIEND.

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    • mohamed, kundapur/dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      it is not easy to write any comments on this. these all fate. and we should accept it. Innalillahi wa inna ilyhi rajwoon.

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    • DEEPAK DSILVA, PALADKA

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Oh god, why dit it happen? what was the fault of innocent people, childrens and the new borns who suffered and died in this tragic incident.

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    • swapna, mangaloe, ullal

      Sun, May 23 2010

      oh god !!! its realy very very sad news Lets pray for the people who were returning happily to meet their family and friends but they died in plane crash. We pray for there souls, May the souls of all the departed rest in peace. its too sad news in mangaloe. when i closed my eyes..showing allthe eens to my eys. i never forget this seens. childrens are also died. oh god! what is this?
      what i wright here. my eyes are full of water .
      miss u all.

      we all off mising that peapl's.

      And lets we all pray to God to give strenght to al the bereaved families to bear the loss of their family members,friends,all near ones. miss u all..

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    • Maria, Madenthyar/Muscat

      Sun, May 23 2010

      May God grant those who lost their lives in the Plane crash eternal rest and their souls rest in Peace.Oh lord! give their families strength and courage to bear this heavy loss.

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    • Alwyn, Udupi/Dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Its a great tragedy, I believe airport authorities should do something to increase the length of runway.

      May the Lord give strength to each one of family members to bear this great loss.

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    • clara/joseph & fly, mangalore, muscat

      Sun, May 23 2010

      What a tragic news! Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. We just prat the almighty to have mercy on the people who sufferd such a big loss. May the souls rest in peace. It's high time we forget all our differences on cast base and live peacefully. We never know when our time comes to go. God bless each & everyone.

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    • Cezina Dsouza, Sharjah

      Sun, May 23 2010

      My prayers and condolences to the families in grief.Definitely something has to be done to the tabletop runway.We here in the united arab emirates join hands with India and mourn the loss of all the families that died.Espcially the children who got their results and were going to complete their future studies.

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    • Akshatha, Mangalore/Bangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Truely a black day for all of us. I have always been proud of my peaceful town, but this has devastaed us. Condolence to relatives of the victims and may the soul of deceased rest in peace

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    • Roland T Salins, Mission Compound Udupi. Base Mumbai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      With no scope for "human-error" in terms over run space for an aircraft that need to be provided instantly. Thats it. Our Honble Pime Minister has understood the above RELIABILITY issue in it's right perspective and hance, not nurtured to any withdrawal symptoms of any Administration leadership. Roland T. Salins-Mission Compound Udupi. Base > Mumbai.

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    • benny, miyar/kuwait

      Sun, May 23 2010

      ye deva sosunk zainathlein dukh.deva thancha kutmak,mogachank dukh aklas soschi thank di deva,anthrlelyancha athmyak shanthi di bapa,tuja ujvyak tu thanka ge,sasnacho vishev thankan tu di bapa,sodvondara,amen.

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    • Ahmed, Mangalore / Doha

      Sun, May 23 2010

      It was really heartening to see everybody flocking the tragedy spot and trying to help the authorities. Mangalore was infamous for Communal tensions again and again. The humanity which was needed the most was seen, but only after this unfortunate incident. Hope this brothehood prevails and peace prevails in our Mangalore. May the departed souls rest in peace!

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    • Antony Pereira, Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Oh my God it is shocking news for the people of Mangalore early in the morning on 22.05.10 @ 6.10am, specially for family members & relatives who have come to welcome/receive the passengers of IX 812! No one has expected this disaster killing all 158 passengers on the board the air craft. It is a black day for the people of Mangalore. My heart felt condolences to the bereaved families those who lost their loved ones in this tragic worst Air Crash of the decade. Hats off to all local people who rushed to the spot of the air crash including police personnel, fire fighters, Ambulances of various hospitals, doctors, Airport authorities & all others rendered their timely help to rescue the surrvied 8 passengers & to recover the dead bodies.

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    • Sunanda Acharia, Udupi/ Abu-Dhabi, U.A.E

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Its devastating scene. From morning 6 till in the late night we were watching. One or the other person may be felt while the plane is landing in Manglore. Just left of your side that deep pit will scare you if the plane move slight over the range what will happen? Since the runway is short by 1000 Mts how the aviation minister permitted to fly in the newly created runway. We have better place near by otherthan this hilly scarry area why can't they create a safe and sound one instead of killing the poor passengers.

      If the runway is longer sure this tragedy wouldnot have happend. However the pilot also included in his adventure while landing the flight. Many faces are known to us. Now it gives a scare to land in Manglore airport. Hope the government will take action immediately. May the soul rest in peace and for the berrived families let god give them strength to bare the loss.

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    • Agnelo Fernandes, Goa / Dubai

      Sun, May 23 2010

      May God give eternal rest to the souls of the departed, and courage for their families to bear the loss.

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    • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Its truly a sad and shocking news for all of us. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the families of all involved. May their soul Rest in peace.

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    • Lester, Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Life is a blink of an eye. When the eye lids open and close, within those seconds there is no life. The incident which occurred in Mangalore is one of the terrifying. Nobody had thought this act would take place. But it took place within seconds. The people inside had no time to think, whether to jump from the plane or not. Nothing had strike their mind. The dear-ones who were waiting for them, were remained there itself, but they did not arrive.

      The people with all grief rushed to the spot to look at the location, but they remained silent. They could not believe through their eyes. There are many houses where there is mourning at this moment. This is the condolence message to all those family members who lost their dear-ones in the plane crash. May the Lord help them in their grief. And I want to salute to all the localities, which has helped tremendously in removing the deceased bodies and all the fire fighters, police staff, doctors and the ambulance drivers, who has helped to their extent.

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    • Deepak Kumar, Mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      " Black Box still not found " . Do the politicians and media think we Indian's are Dumb ?
      If charred bodies could be unearthed does one think that Black box would be burnt or lost ??

      AAI , politicians and media do not want to disclose that the black box is recovered as if they do , then it will not give them enough time to cover up the error.

      Jaago India Jaago .... Fight for causes like these to get the truth to light....

      Instead we fight for caste , religion and quota's on some party worker's / politicians conspiracy.

      Fight for the truth...... The truth is out there ....

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    • William Carlo, Bantwal

      Sun, May 23 2010

      It's a sad day, unbearable loss of so many lives and sad news early in the morning.When they were about to reach home with joy, turned out to be unexpected end. Horrible pain to their dear ones and for all Mangloreans and keralites. May God show mercy on them all, forgive them and give eternal rest. I consider, the pilot is to blame for late landing or whatever decision he had taken, forgetting so many lives. Secondly, runway is not enough for such pilots.

      Please ensure & mark the landing line and how much speed it takes and how much land is required. This is must in future landings, otherwise either pilots are not upto the mark or airport is not fit for landings. It is used as profitable ground by Karnataka Govt. Now full measures to be taken for the safety of all. There must be enough ground and space for runway, if pilots are not fit train them very well. May God give strength and courage to all bereaved families.

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    • shilpa, mangalore

      Sun, May 23 2010

      may 22/05/2010
      This is a very sad news and black day for all mangloreans

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    • Sujata Suvarna & Shruti Suvarna, Bombay/Mangalore/UAE

      Sun, May 23 2010

      Its too sad and upsetting to hear about the Mangalore Air Crash, our heart goes out to all the people who were waiting for the passengers at the airport, it really was a terrible scene to see the plane crash in front of them.

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    • Roland T. Salins, Udupi

      Sat, May 22 2010

      RELIABILITY does not happen by itself. It needs to be strictly implimented with decipline. Concept & implimentation of RELIABILITY had first taken birth in the AVIATION INDUSTRY & killed as well, by them, by ignoring one of even the simplest "set norms". This is not the time to Politically play-up by resignation & manifest withdrawal symptoms & acceptance etc, which is another mokery to RELIABILITY. Considering the present & the future density of traffic & 360degrees development in touch with the TIME expensive tho, AUTHORITIES MUST DECIDE INSTANTLY TO PROVIDE FOR E X T E N S I O N OF METALLIC RUNWAY apart from the rutine reactive measures such as Investigation,"Root Cause Analysis" & upgradation of ATC,Proactive Relability Maintenance etc. Nevertheless > DGCA, Airports Authorities & Aviation Industry should provid allowance for MAN ERROR, wich is beyond the nature's control. Look at the damage, disaster & the number of loss of lives. Unless one looses their OWN, the issue remains ONLY AS NEWS on paper & air. I had suggested the above measures much before, but was ignore by the administration as it was expensive. Now who has paid for it ? Instead of sending condolences for the next batch & potential withdrawal/ resignation, VIPs dashing to the spot, investigation,Root Cause Analysis, talks of hitech upgradation, media coverage, loss of lives etc ADMINISTRATION should address & redress the the issue, "not reactively", but pro-actively to uphold RELIABILITY. Cell-93246 69236

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    • DEEPAK PINTO, DUBAI / MANGALORE

      Sat, May 22 2010

      IT IS VERY SAD NEWS FOR ALL OF US OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES WHO LOST THE DEAR LOVED ONES MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PEACE, AND WE ALL FRIENDS MISS U JOYAN RICHARD SALDHANA

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    • prashanth, mangalore (DUBAI)

      Sat, May 22 2010

      All the Mangaloreans are shattered by this tragic accident.This is a very sad news to mangaloreans, may their souls rest in peace and give strength to their families

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    • Vera Alvares, Mumbai

      Sat, May 22 2010

      Shocking and most painful... May God grant their souls eternal rest! No words can console the bereaved family members but our prayers and condolences are with you.
      Under the tragic circumstances it must be said that Daijiworld has covered this incident brilliantly, driving home the point of a dire need to look into the shortcomings at Mangalore airport.All hurdles need to be cleared to bring it to international standards.
      Also congratulations to Dayanand Kukkaje for the touching picture that appears in Hindustan Times today! It speaks volumes without any word.

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    • Deepak Kumar, Mangalore

      Sat, May 22 2010

      22nd May is a Black Saturday not only for Manglore but to all Indians..This was such a tragic news that cut through ones heart.

      No one can be blamed. Cause this is an Accident.
      Media ,AAI and politicians , please do not blame to Pilots as without the clearence from the ATC ( Air traffic control ) , No pilot would attempt to land an Aircraft as its not like driving a car and stopping whenever one wants to .
      It would be a continious 2 way communication between the pilots and the ATC and on clearence from ATC and depending on the weather conditions , landing is attempted.

      Lets not blame anyone and lets continue to pray that the family of the victims be consoled.

      And a special note to all the people in India....

      "Life is uncertain" . No matter to which caste , religion or nationality one is ...
      Kindly remember tragerdy can strike anyone , anytime.May it be Hindu , Muslim , Christian or Sikh.

      Try to remind yourselves that a few years are all what we have on Planet Earth ......
      So please try to live life to the fullest with peace and harmony.

      Jai Hindh!! Mera Barath Mahaan !!! Vande Matharam !!

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    • F Sequeira, Mangalore/Pune

      Sat, May 22 2010

      You at Daijiworld please start an email campaign-
      1. Can India which claims its at the brink of being a super power witness an accident of this nature
      without any rescue operations from Airport/Govt.authorities and saving lives?
      2. Can India accept an (international?) airport which
      has not passed the standards but risks the lives of so
      many common citizens?
      3. Though we hear the plane was good, with the losses Air India is making, there are always corners
      which may be cut at the cost of other lives. Will the truth be
      released after hearing the black box? What problems took place with the plane and the experienced pilots?

      Strangely, further down on your webpage the inauguration of the new runway, pictures show the
      bigwigs and less than a week to the hour when tragedy strikes, we are willing to blame the pilot, the runway, etc. etc.

      You are in a position to start this campaign since so many Mangalorean and Keralite families have been affected and we see a few lakhs of Rs. announced as
      relief not being sure when it will reach. Bulk of them who died were labourers. Who will compensate the loss of the life of the breadwinning family? If it is
      given is it adequate for the survival of the family and
      its dreams which were made when petrodollars started coming in?

      While we mourn the death of all passengers and the crew we must not forget the loss of the lives of two experienced pilots.

      May their souls rest in peace.

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    • u.m.arif (super enterprises), udupi

      Sat, May 22 2010

      we are very sad to hear this bad news .
      all indians will pray for the soul of our brothers sisters,may god give thr soul PEASE JANNAT.
      AAMINN....................

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    • George Borromeo, Pumpwell, Angelore, Mangalore

      Sat, May 22 2010

      It was indeed a shocking and grief filled 22.05.2010, for the the entire Nation.
      Technology has been advanced beyond our imagination, but still we cant defer death.every thing has been automated, Robotics, artificial inteligence, etc. etc.. but still we cant avert accidents and save precious lives.That is the sadest part.
      Some may blame the system failure, some may blame the human error, some may blame the infrastructural faultiness, even some may blame the God, but the Blame Game will not bring back the precious lives lost.
      God grant these souls ever lasting Peace and give strength to the bereaved families and relatives to over come this grief.
      Our special Condolences to Hary Dattu and Silva Family, Baithurli, who lost their loving only one son. To Nirmala Gomes, our Family friend and neighbor, who lost her elder son. Thimmapanna our former neighbor, who lost his elder son, Karkera Family, near Garodi who lost their Naphew.
      God bless them all.

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    • Simon Francis Lasrado, sullia/Bangalore

      Sat, May 22 2010

      Really very sad and sorrowful news.May God grant those who lost their lives in the Plane crash eternal rest and their souls rest in Peace.Let Him give their families,strength and courage to bear this heavy loss.

      with sorrow,
      Simon Lasrado & fly
      Bangalore

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    • Olivia Moras, Puttur, Kuppepadau / Toronto

      Sat, May 22 2010

      Shahnawaz, mangalore, I’ve always appreciated your comments. Just want to say that we are not sure whether the Air India Express, Boeing 737 landed at the old runway, about 1.6 km in length, or the new 2.6 km runway that became operational in 2006. Let’s wait for the result of the enquiry . Let the authorities do their findings & we will certainly know what went wrong. We may use that analysis to avoid future catastrophe. Accidents do happen, although we don’t want them to happen. At the moment let’s pray for those families who lost their loved ones & be there for them.

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    • Sandesh Rai, Italy

      Sat, May 22 2010

      The Pilots were highly Experienced and had 10200 hours and 3500 hours respectively of Flying Experience,so it would not be right to blame them completely as that would be a Shame to their family to Deal with all their Life.


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    • adshenoy, mangloor

      Sat, May 22 2010

      While all tragedies are painful this close to home tragedy indeed even more painful to watch and hear.
      I pray for those who made, those did not and those who mourn. While home coming is a joyous one, those who come to receive them even more happiness to see them after along time coming home in toiling in another country to make a living to feed the families.

      It is hard for me to accept tragedy at Bajpe a place close to me and the airport is a family home airport travelled many times.

      Its the most scenic airport in the world and trust me it never occurred to be it could also subject to tragedies.

      No blame for anyone except to say perhaps its the destiny because after so many years in operation this perhaps is the only and deadly accident. The authorities must take a signal in improving our city. THe present state of affairs from roads to sanitation to construction is appaling to say the least. Manglore is beautiful city and I am doubtful the present day developments would take away the serinity.
      Let us pray for those who perished and those who mourn.

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    • Roberto, Brazil

      Sat, May 22 2010

      158 innocent people died in India, for the same ca
      .
      158 innocent people died in India from 199 for the same cause in the crash of TAM in Sao Paulo LACK OF IMPLEMENTING THE RMAP -
      ((((Disapplication of rmap is the Cause of these accidents)))
      Pilots who are aware of the RMAP as Innocents Die?
      Plese, se Blog. Flight Safety by Roberto Milán, for that, just put in Google rmap tam, than you will see the Blog and videos about the "RMAP" Runway Missing Approaching Point ( http://www.youtube.com/user/hackershacal#p/a/u/2/KCBwuMgqQss )
      Roberto Milán

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    • navin shetty, bailure,jarkala

      Sat, May 22 2010

      As today was my off when I got up my friend told me that there is a aircrash in Manglore my heart was beating very fast as i m also going for vaccation next month .. ........this was in my mind ... I pray to god the for the 20 familys to give power and strength to accept it plz god shower a blessing to all of us ..... please pray for all the people who has lost there lives .....................................

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    • Prajwal, Dubai

      Sat, May 22 2010

      A friend of mine who flew IX from Mangalore to Dubai yesterday, felt that the brakes of the aircraft were malfunctioning and that it took longer time for it to stop at Dubai International Airport and later we find that on return flight, it crashed in Mangalore after overshooting the runway. Not sure how far this is true but the question always remains as to the maintenance of these aircrafts by Air India.

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    • Dr Prakash Harischandra, Mangalore / Los angeles

      Sat, May 22 2010

      One of the darkest days of Mangalore . Surely a day we will always need to remember for all the lifes lost. It hurts when you see Mangalore for the wrong reason on the news both nationally and internationally . Our feelings and prayers with the families.

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    • Shahnawaz, mangalore

      Sat, May 22 2010

      Firstly My Condolences to the families of the deceased in the worst plane crash of the Decade Which claimed close to 160 lives.

      Who's to be blamed for this tragedy?

      As of now the blame has been Gyrating between the Pilots and the Runway of the Mangalore International Airport.It will go on till the probe is Finished..But we all know that once the Probe is out the blame will be just on the Pilots of the Aircraft IX 812.They may be at fault but it would not be right to just put the blame on them as Mangalore Runway too has many Defects.Mangalore Runway is a Table Top.In Table Top runways the length has to be more than what Mangalore runway has.

      This Runway has just been inaugrated 10 days back and is Lengthier than the Old Runway.The Old Runway was supposedly one of the most Dangerous airports to land in the World but we have all been flying from ages in the old Runway Without knowing its risks Probably.Its high time the Civil Aviation Dept and State Govt Act on this and take corrective steps than put the Blame on others and wash off their hands.

      The Pilots were highly Experienced and had 10200 hours and 3500 hours respectively of Flying Experience,so it would not be right to blame them completely as that would be a Shame to their family to Deal with all their Life.

      People who Followed their Instinct and decided to unfasten seat belts and jump out managed to Survive although The Flights safety measures say Please Keep Your Seat Belts Fastened and Wait For Instructions.Its just that they were Destine To Live.There were 8 Survivors

      There's a very famous saying There's many a Slip Twixt the Cup and Lip..In Table Top Runways the slip between the Cup and Lip is DEATHS OF HUNDREDS.

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    • Thomas Pascal Andrade, Valencia / Toronto

      Sat, May 22 2010

      I think it’s the worst disaster Mangalore had ever witnessed. It was not very long ago that Mangalore was added to the map of international flights and the airport was developed in order to cater the increasing number of passengers. Most of the travelers must be the breadwinners of their families who were quite happy to board the plane that was touching their hometown. I can imagine the feelings and excitement when one is returning home, not to mention the excitement of family members who are foreseeing the arrival of their family member who went abroad to uplift their family. No one had expected this type of horrible accident. However, the fate was destined differently against the wishes of all of us.

      While I congratulate those passengers who cheated the death, I pray to the Almighty to give courage to the bereaved families to sustain their irreparable loss.

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