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Mumbai Ghatkopar plane crash Live Updates: 5 dead, several injured, black-box found; watch video

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Updated:Jun 28, 2018 10:00:02 pm

Mumbai plane crash: Five persons including a pedestrian were killed when a privately owned chartered plane crashed in the densely populated Ghatkopar area of Mumbai.

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Mumbai plane crash: A chartered plane crashed in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai on Thursday. The plane crashed on the terrace of a building. The plane crashed while landing at the Mumbai Airport, news channel Times Now reported. The plane crashed near Sarvodaya Hospital in the area. Fire fighter and police personnel have been rushed to the spot. Reports say that 5 persons have died in the incident. Earlier, a report said that the plane belonged to Uttar Pradesh government. However, Avnish Awasthi, UP Principal Secretary Information, said that the state government had sold it to Mumbai’s UY Aviation. “The deal was done after the plane had met with an accident in Allahabad,” Awasthi said.

The Mumbai plane crash took place around 1.35 pm. The aircraft was flying towards Juhu airport when it crashed near Ghatkopar.  The aircraft has been identified as VT-UPZ, KING AIR C90. BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, who reached the spot, said four people have died in the accident. He also said that one pedestrian has died in the incident. Ghatkopar, the area where the incident has taken place, is a busy suburb in eastern Mumbai.

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22:00 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Pilot's husband slams aviation company

The incident could have been averted. Maria had told me that the flight won't be flown due to bad weather. The aviation company is responsible for this unfortunate incident: P Kuthariya, Husband of pilot killed in chartered plane crash in Mumbai earlier today

21:20 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Praful Patel praises pilot

Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel praised the pilot for averting large-scale loss of lives. "Salute to the pilot who showed presence of mind toavoid a big mishap, saving many lives at the cost of her own life," the NCP leader tweeted.

20:32 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Statement by Juhu Airport authorities on tragedy

An aircraft of UA Aviation Pvt Ltd departed from Juhu airport at 12.20pm & lost ATC contact at 1.08 pm. Total 4 persons of the Company were on-board. No private passenger was on -board: Juhu Airport authorities on chartered plane crash in Mumbai earlier today.

19:53 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Rescue operations

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."

19:19 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Government has directed probe of the incident

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct an investigation into the plane crash, an official said.

19:06 (IST)28 Jun 2018
The plane had taken off from Juhu airstrip on a test flight

The plane, which crashed in the Jagruti Nagar locality shortly after 1 pm today, once belonged to the Uttar Pradesh government and was sold to UY Aviation, an official said. The King Air C90 12-seater aircraft had taken off from the Juhu airstrip on a test flight, he said.

18:52 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Second crash in Mahrashtra in two days

Those killed include two pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers on board and a pedestrian in the Ghatkopar area where the plane crashed, police said. The pilot and flight test engineer of a Sukhoi Su-30M aircraft of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited had ejected safely after it crashed near Nashik yesterday.

18:40 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Plane once belonged to Uttar Pradesh

The plane, which crashed in the Jagruti Nagar locality shortly after 1 pm today, once belonged to the Uttar Pradesh government and was sold to UY Aviation, an official said.

18:24 (IST)28 Jun 2018
CM Fadanvis visits crash site

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visits the site of chartered plane crash in Mumbai's Ghatkopar, says, 'It is a worrying incident. What were the reasons behind the crash and who is responsible for it needs to be found out.' 5 people lost their lives in the crash.

18:23 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Meanwhile, an emergency landing at Patna airport

A Delhi bound Air India flight made an emergency landing at Patna airport due to technical reasons. Pilot did not mention anything about a bird hit but only technical reasons: Rajender Singh Lahauria, Airport Director, Patna

17:49 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Quick action by fire brigade officials

"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," a brigade official said.

17:33 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Prabhu has expressed deep shock!

Prabhu has expressed deep shock over the air crash and directed concerned officials of the ministry to rush to the crash site and extend all possible help and assistance, an official said.

17:27 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Suresh Prabhu takes action

As reports of the crash came in, police, fire brigade and disaster management teams rushed to the spot and bodies of those killed were taken to the nearby Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar, a civic official said.

17:27 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Suresh Prabhu takes action

A team of DGCA officials rushed to the crash site for a preliminary investigation, the official said. It is expected that the detailed enquiry will be done by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).

17:12 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Suresh Prabhu takes action

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct an investigation into the plane crash, an official said. 

16:49 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Dharmendra Pradhan offers condolences

"Pained to learn about the chartered #Planecrash in #Mumbai. My deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved. May God give their families and friends the strength to bear the loss," says Dharmendra Pradhan.

Pained to learn about the chartered #Planecrash in #Mumbai. My deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved. May God give their families and friends the strength to bear the loss.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) June 28, 2018

16:44 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot reacts
16:28 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Unfortunate incident, reacts Praful Patel
16:26 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Black-box of plane recovered

Black-box of plane recovered
Black-box of plane recovered

16:23 (IST)28 Jun 2018
UP govt sold aircraft in 2014: Minister
16:14 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Crashed aircraft not of UP govt

Avnish Awasthi, UP Principal Secretary Information, said that the crashed chartered plane does not belong to the Uttar Pradesh government. "The state government had sold it to Mumbai’s UY Aviation. The deal was done after the plane had met with an accident in Allahabad,” Awasthi said.

16:02 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Four fire engines at incident site

A fire brigade official said that the control room got a call at 1.15 pm informing a plane crash. The 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.'

15:52 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Aircraft was on a test flight

As per preliminary information, the aircraft was on a test flight. The plane had taken off from the Juhu Airport minutes before it crashed. It occurred in an under construction building premises in Ghatkopar area. The cause of the crash is not known.

15:47 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Eyewitnesses version

Eyewitnesses said the plane was seen hurtling down and crashed with a deafening roar before bursting into flames in the afternoon. They say that a passerby in the vicinity of the crash was burnt fatally when some burning fuel from the aircraft fell on him.

15:40 (IST)28 Jun 2018
DGCA swings into action

Police said that a team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials rushed to the crash site for an investigation. Bodies of those killed were taken to the nearby Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar.

15:32 (IST)28 Jun 2018
About Beechcraft King Air C90 aircraft

The chartered plane that crashed in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai this afternoon, is a Beechcraft King Air C90 model. The 12-seater aircraft took off from the Juhu airstrip and crashed in the Jagruti Nagar area of Ghatkopar. The twin-turboprop aircraft was previously registered to the Uttar Pradesh government but was sold in 2014 to a Mumbai-based company, UY aviation.

15:20 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Names of the deceased have been released.

Names of the deceased have been released. Those who lost their lives are Maria Kuber - Pilot, Pradeep Rajput - Co-pilot, Surabhi - technician, Manish Pandey - technician.The two injured are Naresh Kumar Nishad and Luvkush Kumar .

15:17 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Aircraft was on a Test flight

The aircraft took off from Juhu airport for test flight. Bodies of those killed were taken to the nearby Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar. 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."

15:15 (IST)28 Jun 2018
BS Bhullar speaks

"The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau will conduct a detailed probe into the crash. A DGCA team is already on its way to the spot," Director General of Civil Aviation B S Bhullar was qyoted as saying by PTI.

15:14 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Suresh Prabhu in action

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked officials to rush to the spot to assist in the relief operations, a minsitry official said. He futher said the minister also asked the investigation authorities to find out the cause of the crash.

15:13 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, speaks on the incident

Police, fire brigade and disaster management teams rushed to the spot, Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-7) told PTI. Four fire engines have reached the spot, a BMC official said.

15:11 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Union minister Suresh Prabhu tweets

"Saddened to hear the news about the aircraft crash in Mumbai. Have directed DGCA to conduct an investigation into the plane crash at the earliest. I'm in constant touch with on ground developments," Union minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted.

15:04 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Kirit Somaiya tweets

"I am on the spot jeevdaya lane where private chartered plane colàpse 1 walker died. Pilots are in plane. Fire brigade aag vizavat ahe," Kirit Somaiya

15:03 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Wreckage burning on the ground

Television images showed parts of the wreckage burning on the ground. Police and fire engines were at the crash site. Director General of Civil Aviation B S Bhullar said the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau will conduct detailed probe into the crash.

14:59 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Watch video: Ghatkopar plane crash

Watch video: Two pilots, two Aircraft Maintenance Engineers on board & one person on ground are dead in the Mumbai chartered plane crash, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation had earlier said. Rescue operations still on.

14:55 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Smoke gripped area

A chartered plane has crashed in Ghatkopar. Fire tenders and an ambulance are at the spot. Firefighting operations are underway. According to a local resident, there was lot of smoke after the accident and those who lost their lives in aircraft crash were taken away in an ambulance.

14:50 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Plane crashed near Sarvodaya hospital

The chartered plane crashed near Sarvodaya hospital. Rescue operations are going on at the site. There were four people in the aircraft at the time of the crash. Bodies have been taken to Rajawadi Hospital. As per the hospital, two persons were brought with serious wounds.

14:49 (IST)28 Jun 2018
NDRF starts rescue operations

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with other rescue teams have been put into rescue operations. The plane had crashed as het was preparing to land in India's financial capital.

14:48 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Plane crashed near Sarvodaya hospital

The chartered plane crashed near Sarvodaya hospital. Rescue operations are going on at the site. There were four people in the aircraft at the time of the crash. Bodies have been taken to Rajawadi Hospital. As per the hospital, two persons were brought with serious wounds.

14:44 (IST)28 Jun 2018
Plane was on a test run, say reports

The plane that crashed today was reportedly on Test run after repairs, says an India Today report. The chartered plane was owned by UY Aviation. The dead included one pedestrian. All other dead were inside the plane.
 

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