A private chartered plane, reportedly belonging to the Uttar Pradesh state government crashed in Ghatkopar, Mumbai around 1.30 pm on Thursday. Pic/ mid-day reader
According to eyewitnesses, the chartered plane was seen hurtling down and crashed with a huge roar before it burst into flames around. The site of the crash is near Telephone exchange in Ghatkopar West.Pic/ mid-day reader
Police have confirmed to PTI that five passengers have died in the plane crash. Pic/ Rajendra B. Aklelakar
Police, fire brigade and disaster management teams rushed to the spot, Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-7) told PTI. Pic/ Rajendra B. Aklelakar
Four fire engines have reached the spot, a BMC official said. Pic/ Rajendra B. Aklelakar
DG Civil Aviation B S Bhullar said to PTI, "DGCA team on way to Mumbai for a preliminary investigation into the plane crash. Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau to conduct a detailed probe into the crash."
Reacting to reports of the plane belonging to Uttar Pradesh Governmnet, the state's Principal Secretary Information, Avnish Awasthi said, "The chartered plane which has crashed does not belong to Uttar Pradesh government. The state government had sold it to Mumbai's UY Aviation. The deal was done after the plane had met with an accident in Allahabad.". Pic/ Rajendra B. Aklelakar
A chartered plane crashed in the Mumbai suburbs of Ghatkopar. Five-persons including on-board crew members have been confirmed dead. View photos