In brief: Cause unknown for India crash
New Delhi – Searchers combed a steep, wooded hillside in southern India on Saturday for the remains of 158 passengers and crew of an Air India Express flight and clues to the cause of the country’s worst aviation accident in a decade.
With the black box voice recorder not yet recovered, it was unclear why the Boeing 737-800, carrying mostly migrant workers returning from the Persian Gulf, overshot the runway in Mangalore and plunged down the hillside early Saturday. Officials said the weather had been good at the time, and there were no indications so far of mechanical problems or a communications mix-up with air traffic control.
Eight people survived the fiery crash.
Producer sought after wife’s death
Cancun, Mexico – Mexican investigators say they can’t locate a former “Survivor” producer to question him about the death of his wife in this Caribbean resort city.
Bruce Beresford-Redman hasn’t been charged in the case, but his passport was confiscated and he was ordered not to leave Mexico after his wife’s body was found in a sewer at the Moon Palace Resort on April 8. Police described him as a suspect.
Rodolfo Garcia, deputy attorney general for Quintana Roo state, said Friday that investigators had tried twice to summon the television producer for questioning but could not locate him.