The Russian pilot of the doomed Air India Boeing jet tried to abort landing when the plane overshot runway and crashed Saturday in
Mangalore in southern India, said Anup Srivastava, Director of Air India here, Xinhua reported.
He said a probe team is being dispatched to Mangalore from Mumbai to seek more details of the crash. He also confirmed there were 160 passengers and six crew members on the plane.
About 160 people were killed and six survived in the crash, said Indian officials.