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All 158 Bodies Recovered From Crash Site

Bodies of all the 158 victims of the Air India Express plane crash near Bajpe airport in Mangalore have been recovered from the wreckage site, a top police official said on Saturday. With all bodies
PTI May 22, 2010 20:14 IST
PTI

Bodies of all the 158 victims of the Air India Express plane crash near Bajpe airport in Mangalore have been recovered from the wreckage site, a top police official said on Saturday.

With all bodies extricated, authorities also ended search operations in and around the deep ravine, into which the aircraft had plunged after overshooting the runway soon after landing.

"Of the 158 bodies, 72 bodies have been identified," Commissioner of Police Seemanth Kumar Singh told PTI.

The IX 812 Dubai-Mangalore Air India flight had 160 passengers and six crew members on board.

The eight persons who escaped from the jaws of death included five adults and three infants. They are undergoing treatment in hospitals here and are stated to be out of danger, police said. PTI