Only eight of the 166 aboard survived when the Air India plane "overshot a runway, crashed into a ravine and burst into flames".
The plane had taken off from Dubai and was attempting to land in Mangalore. On board were six crew members, 32 women, 105 men,19 children and four infants.
Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. And as I plan to board a plane on Tuesday with my son, a few knots form in my stomach, because while it doesn't happen often, it can -- a tragic reminder of how life can change in a mere instant.