The Air India Express jet that overshot the runway on Friday, killing at least 18 people, had touched down too far along the airstrip, the head of India’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation told international media, as investigations continue. Arun Kumar, director general of the DGCA, told CNN News-18 that the plane landed about 1000 meters into a 3000 meter-long runway, causing it to breach a further 240-metre safety area at high speed and crashing into a valley next to the airport. “Looks like,” Kumar said when asked by CNN if the crash was the result of bad judgment. “They should
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