Dubai-Mangaluru Air India flight's tragic crash completes a decade

Pics: Allwyn Mascarenhas/Spoorthi Ullal

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 22: During the early hours on May 22, 2010, an Air India flight from Dubai had overshot the runway and crashed into the steep forest area bordering the airport here. This nightmare becomes a decade old today.

The crash had accounted for the lives of 158 persons including the pilot and crew. As many as 19 children, four infants, and six airline crew died in the worst accident at the airport here. The flight had a total number of 166 persons on board out of which eight survived. Those who died were from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Uttara Kannada districts besides the neighbouring state of Kerala.

Crash site

District administration paying tribute

Pradeep (28) from Tannirbavi, Muhammed Usman (49) from Hampankatta here, Jewel D'Souza (24) from Vamanjoor, Maheen Kutty (49) from Kerala Kannur Kambil, Krishnan (37) from Kasargod Uduma Kiulikunnu, Ummer Farooq (26) from Ullal, Abdulla (37) from Puttur Samethadka, and Mangaluru KMC student Sabreena (23) from Bangladesh had miraculously survived the crash.

The flight was on course for safe landing but at the last minute it appeared to have overshot the runway. It went ahead, hit the pillars of the air traffic control tower and plunged down into a gorge. The investigation later found that recklessness of the part of the commander, and his failure to accept the suggestions given by the co-pilot were responsible for the disaster.

Most of the bodies were charred beyond recognition in this tragedy.

In memory of the victims of this tragedy, a memorial park named 22/5 has been created on the way to Tannirbavi near Kulur. Tributes were paid to the victims of the air crash by district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh and others. 




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  • A.Rahman, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Ye,s now all we can stand together and pray for the victims soul and to pray with Almighty not happen such incidents any more any where in this world.

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  • Manoj Kumar Muliyil, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Today makes 10 years and unfortunately another tragedy has hit humanity today ...PIA plane crashes in Pakistan. May God give strength to the bereaved families and may the souls of dead rest in peace.

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  • Athief, Kazi manzil korkmanheshwar

    Fri, May 22 2020

    I can't forget thiz 22nd morning after loosing closest family.. May allah grant them jaannatul firdouse.. Ameen

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Unforgettable tragedy. May there soul R.I.P.

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  • Roopa, Bondel/Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    I Can't Forget that Morning(22nd May 2010), Where Mangalorians Had Witnessed 158 Deaths.
    Innocent Passengers From Dubai Lost Their Lives, MAY THE DEPARTED SOULS RIP...

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Fri, May 22 2020

    This incident is so fresh in minds still. May the departed souls rest in peace

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  • Manglorean, Bantwal

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Sad. If only the pilots knew how to fly!

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  • NS Shetty, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Unwanted Comment ......All Pilots are fully trained.....
    More lives are lost on our Roads...If only We All know How to Drive.........

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