(CNN) -- A plane crash in western India early Saturday killed more than 160 passengers, an Indian official said.
V.S. Acharya, the home minister of India's Karnataka state, told CNN-IBN he thought about six or seven people had survived the crash.
The Air India plane was carrying 165 passengers and went down in Mangalore, CNN-IBN reported, citing an airline spokesman.
The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. near the Mangalore airport.
The plane had departed from Dubai, United Arab Emirates and had overshot the runway while attempting to land at the airport, the spokesman said, according to CNN's sister network.
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