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Safety debate after Indian air crash

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Safety debate after Indian air crash


Fresh concerns over safety have been raised following Saturday’s deadly Air India Express plane crash.

A total of 159 people were killed when a Boeing 737 skidded off a table-top runway at Mangalore airport.

Such a landing strip requires perfect precision as there is no room for error.

Most of the Indian press, however, blame inadequate infrastructure and poor regulatory standards.

As the first funerals take place for the victims, a source at India’s Airport Authority described the tragedy as a “disaster waiting to happen.”

It remains unclear what caused the crash, but investigators will have to consider whether the country’s booming airlines have kept pace with safety controls.

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