Chartered Aircraft Crashes in Mumbai, Five dead


What went wrong with Chartered Aircraft that crashed in Mumbai is not known.

Mumbai: Five persons were killed when a chartered aircraft crashed at a construction site in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. One of the dead was a passerby.

The crash took place near Sarvodaya Hospital. All the four people in the plane — two pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers – were killed. Their bodies have been taken to Rajawadi Hospital. Two other people, who suffered injuries, have been rushed to the hospital.Chartered Aircraft Crashes in Mumbai, Five dead

A senior DGCA official said: “UY Aviation Pvt Ltd King Air C-90 aircraft VT-UPZ has met with an accident at Mumbai. Operator bought this aircraft from the Uttar Pradesh government. The aircraft took off from Juhu airport for a test flight. There were two pilots and two Aviation Maintenance Engineers on board. All on board aircraft along with one person on the ground are dead. Those on board were board were Capt PS Rajput, Co pilot Maria Zuberi, AME Surbhi and aircraft technician Manish Pandey. The accident site is Ghatkopar, Mumbai. A DGCA team is on its way for a preliminary investigation. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will do a detailed investigation.”

A search is on for the black box. It was not immediately known what caused the crash.



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