Pilot failed to signal SOS, being blamed for Mangalore air crash

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Mangalore, May 22:  Failing  to signal or announce an emergency landing by the pilot of the AI India flight , is being cited  as a factor leading to Saturday's crash near Mangalore Airport.

Meanwhile Air India Director Anup Srivastava confirms that it was not raining at the time of landing.

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At least 158 people are feared dead after an Air India Express aircraft from Dubai to Mangalore overshot the runway while landing at the Mangalore airport on Saturday morning.

A total of 166 people including the crew members were on board the flight that crashed around 6: 30 a.m.

The rescue operation is still on with the help of around 150 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel.

It has been reported that there are six survivors, who have been rushed to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Mangalore airport has been shut for the time being.

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