Well the planes seem to be not landing particulally well this year.
Today, an Air India Express Boeing 737-800, Flight 812 from Dubai to Mangalore overshot the runway on landing, and crashed thereafter.
After landing, the plane failed to halt on the runway, and continued over a cliff and landed in a valley below. Conditions on the site indicated there was rain and reduced visibility in the area, and the pilot had not informed of problems during landing.
As the plane attempted to go around, it it a navigation becaon antenna, which ripped through the hull of the aircraft, and forced it further down.
All passengers aboard were Indian nationals, with up to 20 children aboard.
Speaking to Indian TV from his hospital bed, survivor Umer Farooq said he heard a loud thud as the plane touched down.
“Then the plane veered off toward some trees on the side and then the cabin filled with smoke. I got caught in some cables but managed to scramble out,” he said.
Mr Farooq was being treated for burns to his arms, legs, and face.
Mangalore airport lies on top of a hill with steep drops at the end of each of its two runways. One of the runways was extended in 2006 to accommodate larger planes like the Boeing 737. A former adviser to the Civil Aviation Ministry said he had given warnings in the past about the airport and said it should not be used by bigger aircraft such as the Boeing 737, due to the limited runoff area
Not a good day at all…