Mumbai- A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated area of India’s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said.
Police spokesman for Mumbai Deepak Deoraj spoke to AFP and said, “Five people have succumbed to their injuries after the chartered plane crashed, including one pilot, three co-passengers and a pedestrian.”
Tanaji Kamble Mumbai disaster management spokesman said, “There were four passengers on the 12-seater aircraft when it crashed shortly into the construction site shortly after 13:30 (08:00 GMT).”
Local media reported that the plane belonged to the Uttar Pradesh state government.
A police official sent statement which read, “Police teams have reached the venue and are conducting (a) probe.”
P Rahangdale, Mumbai’s chief fire officer, said several fire engines had been rushed to the spot.
He said, “Our teams have extinguished the fire and are conducting rescue operations.”
#EXCLUSIVE: #INDIA; UY Aviation Pvt Ltd C-90 An Chartered Aircraft Belonging To Uttar Pradesh Govt Has Crashed In #Ghatkopar, Mumbai After Take Off From Juhu Airport For Flight Test All 4 Members On The Board Are Dead. pic.twitter.com/TJje3pvwsL
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