5 Dies As Chartered Plane Crashes In Mumbai Under Construction Building

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Mumbai: Five people were killed after a chartered plane crashed in an open area in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar today afternoon.

The small aircraft crashed in Sarvodya Nagar of Ghatkopar area in Mumbai at around 1:30 pm, police said. People who died are two pilots, two Aircraft Maintenance Engineers on board & one person on ground, confirmed Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

Police, fire brigade and disaster management teams rushed to the spot, Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-7) said.

According to initial reports, the aircraft registered VT-UPZ, KING AIR C90 was about to land when it crashed.

“The crashed aircraft did not belong to Uttar Pradesh and the state government had sold it to Mumbai’s UY Aviation. The deal was done after the plane had met with an accident earlier in Allahabad,” Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary Information Avnish Awasthi said.

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