New Delhi: A Ranchi-bound Border Security Force (BSF) Superking aircraft carrying technicians crashed at Bagdola village in Dwarka, New Delhi this morning. Ten persons are reportedly dead after plane crashed into a wall near Delhi Airport.
The victims were Inspector RP Yadav, Pilot Rajesh Shivrain, Pilot BP Bhatt, Dy Commandant D Kumar. Ten people were on the plane, reported to be a Superking aircraft that was flying to Ranchi. The crash reportedly took place at around 9.50 am, moments after technicians lost contact with ground control.
Sources say the plane hit a wall and then crashed into a septic tank. The aircraft caught fire, which has reportedly now been put off. There are 15 fire engines on the spot.
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma has said that an investigation has been ordered.
These aircraft are usually used by top officials and ministers. The plane that crashed had senior technicians who were flying to Ranchi to repair a helicopter.
“The tragic news of BSF plane crash near IGI airport in New Delhi is extremely painful. Rushing to the crash site immediately,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweet.