Ghatkopar (Mumbai), June 30: The autopsy report of the five people who died in the Mumbai plane crash on Friday highlighted ‘shock due to burn and poly-trauma’ as the cause of death. The post-mortem report also said that the five deceased had sustained internal injuries such as fractured ribs, liver, and poly-trauma ( condition of a person who has been subjected to multiple traumatic injuries, such as a serious head injury in addition to a serious burn) as a result of the plane crash. Also Read - Grim Milestone: Maharashtra's COVID Caseload Surpasses 5-lakh Mark With Highest Single-day Spike of 12822 Infections
A team of forensic surgeons conducted the autopsy for nearly four hours. The crash of the chartered aircraft left five dead, including both pilots and two aircraft engineers on board, along with a pedestrian on the ground. The plane crashed when it was about to land at the airport near Jagruti building, where construction work was underway. The 12-seater plane had taken off its first flight in nine years at 12.20 PM for a 45-minute flight from the Juhu airport. Also Read - Flying to Mumbai? Check Out New Quarantine Rules For Domestic Passengers Here
Aviation expert and Executive Airways Managing Director Pradeep Thampi said the aircraft was a 26-year-old King Air C-90, purchased from the Uttar Pradesh government by UYAPL around a couple of years ago. “Its call sign was VT-UPZ and it was a regular five-seater on a test flight. The tragedy claimed the pilot, co-pilot and two engineers. We cannot say immediately what may have led to the sudden crash,” Thampi told IANS. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: House Collapses in Thane; 34 Roads, 9 Highways Closed in Kolhapur | Top Developments
Expressing shock at the Mumbai plane crash, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed the ministry officials concerned to rush to the accident site and provide all assistance possible. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, Congress MLA Naseem Khan and others visited the spot and the hospital where the injured were admitted.
Meanwhile, the condition of three locals injured in the incident is reported to be stable in the Rajawadi Hospital. They have been identified as Luvkush Kumar, 21, Naresh Kumar Nishad, 24 and Prashant Mahankal, 23.
With agency inputs