South Actress Soundarya Among 4 Killed In Chopper Crash

Bangalore, April 17 | Updated: Apr 18 2004, 05:30am hrs
Popular South Indian actress Soundarya and her brother were among four people charred to death when the single-engine Cessna-180 aircraft carrying them for BJP campaign in Andhra Pradesh crashed and exploded in flames within three minutes after taking off from the city outskirts on Saturday.

The four-seater aircraft crashed near the agricultural university campus on the fringes of the Jakkur airfield, charring the bodies of the victims, including the pilot, beyond recognition, pol-ice and officials of Agni Aviation, which owns the aircraft, said.