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MANGALORE – As crash investigators pulled the black box from the charred, twisted wreckage of an Air India plane yesterday, Koolikkunnu Krishnan marvelled that he escaped the crash alive. Of the 166 passengers and crew aboard when the plane overshot a hilltop runway and plunged over a cliff at dawn Saturday, 158 were dead. Krishnan and just seven others survived.“I’ve been thinking, “Why me? Why me?” And I can only think that God wanted to give me a second life,” he said from his hospital bed in Mangalore.Investigators and aviation officials combed through the wreckage of the Boeing 737-800 strewn across a hillside to try to determine the cause of India’s worst air disaster in more than a decade. They recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, which they hope will give them important clues, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. (AP)

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