Mumbai: Chartered plane crashes in Ghatkopar; five killed

Updated: Jun 30, 2018, 12:22 IST | IANS

The chartered plane reportedly belonging to the Uttar Pradesh state government crashes close to an under construction site in Ghatkopar West

Mumbai: Chartered plane crashes in Ghatkopar; five killed
Chartered plane crashed in Ghatkopar

At least five persons including a pedestrian were killed when a small chartered plane crashed in the thickly populated suburb of Ghatkopar in north-east Mumbai, officials said.

Eyewitnesses said the plane was seen hurtling down and crashed with a deafening roar before bursting into flames around 1.15 p.m. There were four people on board.

Plane crash in Ghatkopar

Rescue officials who rushed to the site said five bodies had been recovered from the crashed plane's wreckage. Out of five dead in chartered plane crash at under construction building in Ghatkopar charred bodies of 1 pilot, 1 female and 3 male have been recovered from the site. Some workers or pedestrians are also said to be dead, state BMC disaster cell.

A passerby in the vicinity of the crash was burnt fatally when some burning fuel from the aircraft fell on him, said an eyewitness who was among the first to reach the spot.

As per preliminary information, the aircraft was on a test flight and had taken off from the Juhu Airport minutes before it crashed.

The cause of the crash is not known. It occurred in an under construction building premises, averting what could have been a major disaster.

Plane crash in Ghatkopar

Plane crash in Ghatkopar

Plane crash in Ghatkopar

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Mumbai: Five killed in Ghatkopar plane crash

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