5 killed as plane crashes in Mumbai suburb

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MUMBAI, June 28 (PTI): Five persons were killed when a 12-seater aircraft crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb on Thursday, the second air mishap in Maharashtra in as many 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 on Wednesday.

The King Air C90 12-seater aircraft had taken off from the Juhu airstrip on a test flight, he said.

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. 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), he added.

 

 

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