Small Plane Crashes Into Mumbai Construction Site, 5 Dead
Mumbai plane crash: In images on Twitter, flames and thick, black smoke was seen rising from the wreckage of the plane that crashed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar
Firefighters at the site of the plane crash in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar
It took over an hour to put out the fire.
The plane, a Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop, was sold by the Uttar Pradesh government to a Mumbai-based company, UY Aviation, in 2014.
“The deal was done after the plane had met with an accident in Allahabad,” UP official Avnish Awasthi was quoted as telling news agency ANI.
— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2018
The 12-seater plane was reportedly delivered to the UP government in 1995.
“There was a loud bang and then we saw the plane,” said a teenager who lives in the neighbourhood.
Saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident at #ghatkopar as Charter plane crashes in an open area. Salute to the pilot who showed presence of mind to avoid a big mishap, saving many lives at the cost of her own life. #RIP to all the 5 Dead. My deepest condolences.
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) June 28, 2018
A resident of an apartment complex, Patel Niwas, added: “We are used to planes flying overhead. We thought there was an explosion at the construction site. Only later we realized that a plane had crashed.”