Mumbai, Jun 28 (PTI) Five persons were killed when an aircraft on a test flight crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb this afternoon, police said. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rains Paralyse City, IMD Warns of 'Flooding', Local Trains Suspended Due to Waterlogging; BMC Declares Holiday
Those killed include two pilots and as many flight engineers on board, besides a pedestrian in the Ghatkopar area where it crashed, police said. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Receives Notice From BMC Over 'Unauthorised Construction' of Her Residence, Here’s What They Found ‘Illegal’
The King Air C90 12-seater aircraft, which took off from the Juhu airstrip, crashed in the Jagruti Nagar area of Ghatkopar, police said. Also Read - Mumbai Rains Updates: IMD Predicts More Rains, CM Takes Stock of Situation
A team of officials of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rushed to the crash site for an investigation, an official said.
The police, fire brigade and disaster management teams rushed to the spot. Bodies of those killed were taken to the nearby Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar, an official said.
A fire brigade official said, “Our control room got a call at 1.15 pm informing a plane crash. Our jawans were immediately rushed at the site to launch the rescue operation.
Four fire engines and as many water tankers were rushed to douse the fire that occurred after the plane crashed.” The police cordoned off the area, an official said.
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