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'Hard to erase Mangalore air crash from memory'

Mangalore: The victims of the 2010 Mangalore air crash here were remembered yesterday on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the aviation disaster, with officials paying homage.

Air Traffic Controller Mahesh Pai
IN their MEMORY: Air Traffic Controller Mahesh Pai paid tribute to the victims of the Air India plane crash on the fourth anniversary of the mishap at Kenjar-Bajpe near Mangalore yesterday. Pic/PTI

One of the country’s worst aviation disasters, Air India Express flight 812 to Mangalore from Dubai overshot the runway and crashed while landing at the international airport in the early hours of May 22, 2010, killing 158 passengers.

District Minister in-charge Ramanath Rai extended his sympathies to the families of the victims, and said that no Mangalorean could erase the tragedy from memory.

Mahesh Pai, who was the air traffic controller at the time of the crash, and Air India officials were also present.
They lit candles and paid floral tributes at the site.

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