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5 Killed As King AIR C90 Chartered Plane Crashes In Mumbai's Ghatkopar

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| June 28 , 2018 , 15:36 IST

A charted plan has crashed on Thursday near Sarvoday Nagar in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area, five people have been reported dead while firefighting operations are underway.

 

The aircraft took off from Juhu airport for a test flight. There were two pilots and two AMEs on board. All on board aircraft along with one person on the ground are dead. Deceased has been Identified as Captain Rajput, Captain Mariya, Engineer Surbi and Technician Manish Pandey.

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation, has expressed deep shock over the crash of UY Aviation Pvt Ltd King Air C-90 aircraft in Mumbai. He has directed the concerned Ministry officials to rush to the accident spot in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai and ensured to provide all possible assistance.

The Civil Aviation Minister has also directed DGCA to conduct an investigation into the plane crash. DGCA team on way for prelim investigation. It is expected that the detailed enquiry will be done by AAIB.

The plane had a logo of Uttar Pradesh Government and its tail number too showed UP government registration which led to initial reports from media houses suggesting it was a plane owned by the Uttar Pradesh government.

 

However as per Principle Secretary Information (UP) Avnish Awasthi the aircraft no longer belongs to the UP Government. The state govt had sold VT-UPZ, KING AIR C90 to Mumbai's UY Aviation. The deal was done after the plane had met with an accident in Allahabad.

The plane crashed near Jagruti building in Ghatkopar where a construction work was going on.

Mumbai's Metropolitan Fire Brigade team and 108 ambulance service along with police have arrived at the incident place. A team of National Disaster Relief Force has also been rushed to the plane crash spot to relieve the situation.