One of the survivors of the air crash, Umar Farooq, said he escaped by jumping out from a gap when the plane broke immediately after shooting off the runway at the Mangalore airport.
"He told us that as soon as the aircraft started landing, the front wheel burst and the plane shot off the runway before catching fire. There was a crack in the aircraft. He jumped out of it and ran away," Farooq's relative told a TV news channel.
"There were two-three people who also jumped out. But we don't know if they survived. Umar Farooq received burn injuries on his hand and face," said the relative.
Farooq also told his family that there was no pre-landing message from the crew and the passengers were not even asked to fasten their seat belts.