Mangled remains of aircraft is all left of AI flight
A Boeing 737-800 on fire, its mangled parts spread wide across, rescue workers running towards ambulances with injured and fire fighters trying to douse thick plumes of smoke billowing out of the aircraft.india Updated: May 22, 2010 10:47 IST
A Boeing 737-800 on fire, its mangled parts spread wide across, rescue workers running towards ambulances with injured and fire fighters trying to douse thick plumes of smoke billowing out of the aircraft.
The scene at the air crash site here resembled a war zone this morning with a large number of rescue workers and locals trying hard to bring the flames in control and save the lives of those injured.
The entire area around Kenjar village near the crash site and the airport has been cordoned off. An eyewitness said the bodies of passengers were strewn everywhere near Kenjar Gudda, a hillock.
The locality reverberated with sirens of ambulances and fire tenders as rescue workers pulled out charred bodies and badly injured victims, including children and women. The injured were rushed to hospitals.
The Air India flight IX-892, operated by a Boeing 737-800, had 163 passengers, 4 infants and 6 crew members on board when the aircraft overshot the runway, hit the fence and went beyond the boundary wall of the airport.
A senior official said the aircraft broke into pieces. "The location of crashed aircraft was not easily accessible," he said.
First Published: May 22, 2010 10:45 IST