Following the crash of an Air India Express plane in Mangalore on May 22, a report by the civil aviation ministry has identified 11 critical runways for extension. An inquiry is under way to verify the cause of the crash in Mangalore. Many have questioned whether the design of the 2,450-meter-long, 45-m-wide tabletop runway bracketed by 60-m-long, designated fore-and-aft Runway End Safety Areas could have contributed to the accident. Ravines at both ends of the runway drop sharply, down to 80 m. The aircraft overshot the runway during landing and toppled into a ravine, killing 158 people. The International Federation
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