An Air India Boeing 707 overshot the runway at Bombay International Airport on June 22.
GV Crashed aircraft at end of Bombay airport runway and rescuers.
SVs Wreckage and rescue workers. (2 SHOTS)
GV Rescue workers clearing debris and sorting passengers luggage. (6 SHOTS)
SV Airport officials looking at damage. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: An Air India Boeing 707 overshot the runway at Bombay International Airport on June 22. There were at least 16 dead and three missing, airline officials said. The airliner, bound for Bombay via Kuala Lumpur and Madras, had left Singapore with 111 people on board, including 12 crews members. It was earlier believed that 33 people were trapped in the wreckage of the aircraft, but they have since been accounted for. According to eyewitness, the plane split into three parts on impact. The Press Thrust of India (PTI) reported that the plane skidded on landing in blinding rain and pre-dawn darkness, overshot the runway, and became bogged in muddy ground. PTI added later that the plane hit a wall, and one wing sheared off, while the middle section of the fuselage remained intact in knee-deep water. The director of India's atomic research centre near Bombay, Dr. Raja Ramanna, was among the survivors. Three women, including an air hostess, were among the dead, who were all Indian nationals, airline officials reported.