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.
More About The Plane Crashed in Ghatkopar
- DGCA officials traced the Aircraft Voice Data Recorder (black box), which will help them piece together the events that led to the crash.
- The aircraft was owned by UY Aviation — the same firm that was blacklisted by the Maharashtra government after a mishap last year. The near-mishap involved one of its choppers and CM Fadnavis.
- The 12-seater aircraft was sold after the plane met with an accident in Allahabad; it was purchased by gutka baron Dipak Kothari who owns UY Aviation.