While some of the survivors managed to jump out of the Boeing 737-800 and reach a nearby road, others jumped into a pit to evade the massive fire engulfing the aircraft.
Some of them were helped by people, including auto-rickshaw drivers and bikers to reach hospital.
Text: Sify News Desk (with inputs from agencies)
Image: Krishnan Koolikunnu, a survivor of the Air India plane crash, eats lunch at a local hospital in Mangalore on Saturday, May 22, 2010. (Photographs copyright PTI)