Mumbai: Five people, including a pedestrian, were killed and two others were injured after a chartered plane crashed in an open area in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area Thursday afternoon.
The plane crashed at Old Malik Estate near Jeev Saya Lane Telephone Exchange in Ghatkopar. Among those killed are two pilots, two aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) on board and one person on ground, director general of civil aviation (DGCA) said.
The four people on board the plane who died in the crash have been identified as Captain PS Rajput, Co-pilot Maria Zuberi, Assistant Maintenance Engineer Surbhi and air technician Manish Panday. The identity of the pedestrian who was killed in the crash has not been ascertained.
The two injured are identified as Lavkush Kumar and Naresh Kumar Nishad.
The reason for the accident is not known at the moment. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau will conduct a detailed probe into the crass of the aircraft identified as VT-UPZ, KING AIR C90.
The aircraft belonged to UY aviation, a Mumbai-based company. It was earlier owned by the Uttar Pradesh government and was sold off after it met an accident in Allahabad in the past. It had a capacity of carrying 12 passengers.
The chartered plane crashed in Mumbai just a day after a military aircraft Sukhoi Su-30MKI of HAL Ozar crashed near Nashik. There was no casuality in the incident and both the pilots were rescued.
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