Horrible plane crash in Mangalore airport – AI Express flight from Dubai

Horrible plane crash in Mangalore airport – AI Express flight from Dubai

At least 159 passengers are feared dead when an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 flight from Dubai overshot a runway at the Mangalore airport, and burst into flames as it crashed into a wooded valley on Sunday at 6.10. a.m.

The bodies of those who died in the crash are being taken to Government Wenlock Hospital, Hampankatta, Mangalore. A Help Desk has been set up at the airport, which can be reached at (0091) 0824 2220422 and 0824 2010167. Fire tenders have reached the area which is in terrain that is relatively inaccessible.

There are at least six survivors, official sources told The Hindu.

The survivors include: Joel Prathap D’Souza, (described as a “young man around 25-30 years old”), Mohammad Umer Farooqi (26), Sabrina Haq, a medical intern from at the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. Three other survivors, Mayan Kutty, from Kasargod, G. K. Pradeep, from Tannirbhavi, Mangalore, and K. Krishnan, have been admitted to the SCS Hospital, Mangalore.

Bank employee, child feared dead

Narayan Rao (48), an employee of the Karnataka Bank, Bejai branch, a child Hiba Zeena were identified as among the dead.

All flights to and from Mangalore have been cancelled until further notice.

The captain of the flight, F. Glusica, from Serbia, and his co-pilot H.S. Ahluwalia, are feared dead.

Mr. D’Souza came to the airport from the crash site in a vehicle and said he was a survivor of the crash. He was immediately moved to the hospital

According to M.R. Vasudeva, Airport Manager, Bajpe, the plane was carrying 166 passengers including 137 adults, 19 children and 4 infants. There were six crew members on board. Village residents have rescued six passengers. The airport has a table top runway.

There are three confirmed survivors of the crash in which most are feared dead, say airport officials.

Govind Belgaumkar reports from Mangalore airport:

“Anxious and frightened relatives and friends of the Air India Express flight from Dubai that overshot the runway and burst into flames throng the Mangalore airport for news of their loved ones. The airport authorities have pasted the passenger list on pillars in the airport.

The exact number of causalties is still not known, but the injured have been removed to four hospitals. These are S.C.S Hospital, Balmatta, Mangalore; KMC Hospital, Jyothi Cirlce, mangalore; Government Wenlock Hospital; and A.J. Hopsital”.

Amongst those who have been waiting from 7 a.m. at the airport are Annette D’Mello and Preena Castellino whose relatives were on the flight. In tears, they told The Hindu that the names of Venisha Nicola Lobo (15), Vishal Floyd Lobo (8) and Flavia Shakuntala Lobo (39) were not on the first list of survivors that the airport authorities have issued. “We are not getting any information,” Ms. D’Mello said. “The help desk has given us the names of the four hospitals, that is all.”

From Anisha Sheth in A.J. Hospital, Mangalore

Mr. Farooqi from Ullalpet in Mangalore, who survived the crash, said: “I heard a loud noise and in a few seconds the cabin was full of fire and smoke. The plane disintegrated. I saw a burning hole and through it trees outside, and I managed to free myself and get to the opening. The opening itself was in flames, so I covered my face with my hands and jumped. I fell a few feet to the ground and saw it was a hilly area. I crawled away from the flames and some village residents took me on a two wheeler to the nearest junction. From there an auto brought me to the hospital.” Mr. Farooqi had gone to Dubai in search of a job.

Source: The Hindu

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  1. List of passengers on Air India Express flight

    The following is the list of passengers on the flight received from S.A. Prabhakar Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mangalore District.

    From PNR Report

    1. Harshini Poonja

    2. Aaron Joel Fernandes

    3. Niha Imthiaz

    4. Bhaskaran T.V.

    5. Komalavally Alinkeel

    6. Narayana Kanthav Rao

    7. Vani Narayana Rao

    8. Vaishnavi Narayana Rao

    9. Mohammad Ishaque Rafique Ahmed

    10 Hasanabba Abubakkar

    11. Hiba Azeena (child)

    12. Mushina (child)

    13. Haifa Hasha (infant)

    14. Joyanrichard Saldanha

    15. Ummer Farook Mohammed

    16. Shahida Nushrathar

    17 Zeshan Abdul Rehman (child)

    18. Kannur Zulekha Banu

    19. Nazeema Muhammad Ashraf

    20.Satyanarayana Ballakuraya

    21. Sujatha Rao

    22. Fathimamehzan Shafqat

    23.Rashaad Shafqatmahmood (infant)

    24. Khader Ammangod Mohammed Shafy

    25. Suhaib Mohammed Naseer (child)

    26. Bibi Sara (child)

    27. Nabeeha Mohammed Nasir (child)

    28. Mohammad Asraf

    29. Maimoona Asraf

    30. Ashaz Abdulla (child)

    31. Ayesha Afsheen (child)

    32.Plaviashakunthala Lobo

    33. Venishanikola Lobo

    34. Vishalfloid Lobo (child)

    35. Abdullah K.M.

    36. Merwyn D’ Souza (No Show)

    37. Rosly Shibu

    38. Godwina Thomas (child)

    39. Gloria Thomas (child)

    40. Bhagali Prabhakar

    41. Kammadam Kunhabdulla

    42. Shashikanth Punja

    43. Manirekha Punja

    44. Abdulbarr Damudi (child)

    45. Mahesh Shetty

    46. Mohamed Naser

    47. Anwar Sadiq

    48. Hassan Kutty

    49. JoelPratap DSouza

    50. Arunkumar Shetty

    51. Vasantha Shetty (No Show)

    52. Abdul Samad

    53. Prasadand Manjrekar

    54. Krishnan Koolikunnu

    55. Mullachery Balakrishnan

    56. Shanthi Olivera

    57. Chethana Mukeshkumar

    58. Thresiamma Philip (No Show)

    59. Mohamed Ashfaq (No Show)

    60. Husna Farheen (No Show)

    61. Ahmednaushad Abbu

    62. Rajan Pulikodan

    63. Jayaprakasha Devadiga

    64. Jayaram Kotian

    65. Chitra Jayaram

    66. Rahul Jayaram (child)

    67. Prabhavati Karkera

    68. Ashitha Bolar

    69. Akshay Bolar

    70. Suresh Kunder

    71. Sanjeeva BabannaHegde (No Show)

    72. Soman Narayani

    73. Pradeep GK

    74. Kallingalabullah

    75. Thalangara Ebrahimkhaleel

    76. Louiscarlo Vincent Geraro (No Show)

    77. Naziya Afarin

    78. Mohammed Abaanruknuddin (child)

    79. MohammedRafi Beliyapura

    80. Abdullah Mohammed

    81. Ibrahim Saheb

    82. Sameena Saheb

    83. Issam Ibrahim

    84. Rida Ibrahim (child)

    85. Perumbalamohammed

    86. Shivakumar Nagaraj

    87. Meenu Gupta

    88. Shetty KK

    89. Gangadharan Nair

    90. Prabathkumar Attavar

    91.Sathisha Shetty

    92. Irshad Ahmed

    93. Neha Parveen

    94. Affan Ahmed (infant)

    95. Sameerbeerran Moideen

    96. Abdunnazir Avinja

    97. Riju John

    98. Sabrina Nasrinhuq

    99. Steven Rego (No Show)

    100. Mahammooda Abdulla Kanyana

    101. Althafahmed Moolana

    102. Lokeshasadananda Belchada

    103. Hameed Pookayam

    104. Mayankutty KP

    105. Vipin Kattoor

    106. Kishorekumar Kudpapoojary

    107. Chandukutty Nair K

    108. NM Bharatham

    109. Abdulazeez Anchikatta

    110. Umashan Vijayan

    111. Cavin Sequuiera

    112. Reshmasanthosh Rai

    113. Nalandshaunsantosh Rai (child)

    114. Vihasantosh Rai (infant)

    115. Vamana Prabhu

    116. Ganesh Prabhu

    117. Qazi Abdulsalam

    118. Qazizulekah Khuddus

    119. Jackson Periera

    120. Mahammed Ismail

    121. Naveen Kumar

    122. Sanjaykumar Mahabal

    123. Mahendra Kodkany

    124. Indumathi Nayak

    125. Vijesh Kovval

    126. Ramakrishna Nayak

    127. Ajesh Mottathil

    128. Navid Ibrahim

    129. Ignatius DSouza

    130. Sukumara Kuzhiyamkottuchal

    131. Abdul Basheer KM

    132. Mohiddin Farasusman

    133. Mahim Mohammedpalli

    134. Mohammedashraf KA

    135. Mohamed Usman

    136. Kunhikannan Chandu (No Show)

    137. Naveenwalter Fernandes

    138. Saritaphilomena Dsouza

    139. Ullas Dsilva

    140. Mannapadupuashraf Abdul

    141. Safdharali Sheik

    142. Mahesh Shetty

    143. Abdulharish Koppalamhouse

    144. Abdul Jebran

    145. Parambathkunhi Krishnan

    146. Prabhakaran Pachikaran

    147. Nekkareibrahim Ismail

    148. Melwynkiran Menezes

    149. Siddeeque Choorisulaiman

    150. Putturismail Abdulla

    151. Somashekhar Potyalsrinivasa

    152. Lokesh Narayanan

    153. Lolitta Dias

    154. Lilly Dias

    155. Praveena Sundar

    156. Hilda Douza

    157. Pradeep Deepanivas

    158. Denis Saldanha

    159. Ashton Saldanha (child)

    160. Manthur Hassainar

    161. Rama Satish

    162. Mohammed Basheer

    163. Aboobacker Siddeeq

    164. Mohammed Usman

    165. Shaileshrao Brahmavara

    166. Mohammed Ziad

    167. Sameena Abdul Karim

    168. Zainab Mohammedziad (child)

    169. Mohammed Subairzaid (child)

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