Mumbai, June 28: A chartered plane crashed in an open area in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area this afternoon. According to Mumbai Police, at least five people are dead in the chartered plane crash. Four people on board the aircraft and one pedestrian died in the tragic accident.
Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau will conduct detailed probe into the crash, said DG Civil Aviation BS Bhullar. Bhullar said that the DGCA team was on its way to Mumbai for preliminary investigation into plane crash.
As per rescue officials, at least four bodies remain unidentified. The bodies had been recovered from the smoking plane’s wreckage. A passerby in the vicinity of the crash also got burnt fatally when some burning fuel from the aircraft fell on him, said an eyewitness who was among the first to reach the spot.
As per preliminary information, the aircraft was on a test flight and had taken off from the Juhu Airport minutes before it crashed. The cause of the crash is not known.
A fire brigade team rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The incident took place at 1:15 pm. As per eyewitnesses, the plane was seen hurtling down and crashed with a deafening roar before bursting into flames. The plane crashed in a building which was under construction.
Fire Brigade team rushes to the spot where the plane crashed.
The under construction site where the small chartered plane burst into flames. It crashed in the thickly populated suburb of Ghatkopar in north-east Mumbai today.