Web Desk(June 28, 2018): Five people have died after a plane crashed while coming in to land over a busy district of Mumbai.
Two pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers who were on board and a fifth person on the ground were killed when the Beechcraft King Air C90 aircraft came down in Ghatkopar, a densely-populated area close to a major train station and the city’s airport.
Television images showed parts of the wreckage burning on the ground and police and fire engines were at the crash site.
The 23-year-old turboprop plane, which can seat seven passengers and two crew, had been registered to the government of Uttar Pradesh, a state in the north of the country bordering Nepal.
Uttar Pradesh government tag chartered plane crash in Mumbai, All 4 crew members
Pilot – Capt PS Rajput
Co pilot – Marya Zuberi
AME – Surbhi
Technician -Manish Pandey lose their lives in #mumbaiplanecrash pic.twitter.com/VxqdomlUld
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It was sold to a Mumbai-based company after it was involved in an accident, Indian media reported.
The aircraft crashed close to a construction site around two miles from the airport at 1.30pm on Thursday (9 am BST).A Mumbai fire official said five bodies had been recovered from the site. Two others were injured.