President Mohamed Nasheed has sent his condolences to President of India, Pratibha Patil, after the plane crash in Mangalore Saturday morning.
The Air India flight from Dubai to Mangalore crashed early morning while trying to land.
Eight people survived the crash, but 158 did not.
President Nasheed expressed his sympathy for the families who lost loved ones in the accident.
This is the third plane crash in the region within a week, after a plane crash in Libya and another in Afghanistan.