Small Plane Crashes Into Mumbai Construction Site, 5 Dead

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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.

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.

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.”