25 May 2010

Crash investigators locate Air India data recorder

10:59 pm on 25 May 2010

Investigators at the site of the weekend's Air India plane crash in southern India have found the aircraft's flight data recorder.

The evidence the equipment provides may help uncover the cause of one of the country's worst air disasters, the BBC reports.

The Air India Express Boeing 737 overshot Mangalore airport's hilltop runway and crashed, killing 158 people.

Eight survivors are being treated in hospital for burns and other injuries.