A chartered plane crashed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar on Thursday, June 28, in which 5 people lost their lives including the pilot. As per reports, the chartered plane King Air C90 crashed near Jagruti building. According to sources, the pilot lost control over the chartered plane and the aircraft crashed around 01:13 in the afternoon. As the concerned authorities got the information of the crash, relief teams were rushed to the spot

Current reports coming in suggest that of the 5 people dead one was a person who was on the ground and not in the plane. This was the second plane crash of the day, a few hours ago, a Sukhoi-40 fighter jet crashed in Nashik.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation told media that 2 pilots, 2 aircraft maintenance engineers were on board and one person on the ground are dead in Mumbai’s chartered plane crash.

After the incident, Aviation Ministry ordered DGCA to conduct a probe to ascertain the reason behind the crash.

Earlier there were reports that the chartered plane belongs to UP Government, denying the reports, Principal Secretary Information Avnish Awasthi said that the plane does not belong to UP Government anymore.
He reportedly said that the state had sold the aircraft to Mumbai’s UY Aviation.

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