Air India Express IX-812 Accident - Press Release 5
May 22, 2010
Air India Express regrets to announce that a B737-800 aircraft operating as flight IX-812 from Dubai to Mangalore was involved in an accident on May 22, 2010. The accident occurred this morning, after the aircraft landed at Mangalore airport and overshot the runway. There were 160 passengers and six crew members on board. There are eight survivors reported so far and they are under proper care in hospitals, supported by Air India’s specially trained humanitarian assistance team called ‘Angels of Air India’ and doctors.
Air India is according top priority to assisting the families of the passengers. The family members are being contacted and all support offered to them for their travel and other arrangements.
In addition to the scheduled flight an additional flight was also operated on the Mumbai-Mangalore sector carrying relatives of passengers of IX-812 and the special assistance team of Air India.
Air India has also put in place its full Emergency Response Team at Mangalore. Local Coordination Centres have also been set up at MangaloreAirport and city. The international agency for emergency response and rescue operations M/s Kenyon has already been contacted to extend their support at Mangalore.
Air India shall provide all assistance and cooperation to the regulatory authorities that will investigate the accident. The Air India Flight Safety and DGCA teams have reached Mangalore for investigating into the accident.