Five killed as Chartered plane crashes at Ghatkopar in Mumbai

Five people died after a King Air C90 charter aircraft crashed in Ghatkopar, the congested central suburbs of Mumbai, on Thursday afternoon.

All occupants on board, which included two pilots — Capt P S Rajput and Capt Maria — and two aircraft maintenance engineers along with one person on ground are dead.

The name of five people killed in the crash are Captain Pradeep Rajput, Captain Mariya, Surbhi ( Engineer), Manish (Technician) and an unknown person. The three injured people are Lovekush Kumar, Naresh Kumar Nisad and Prashant Mahakal, All the injured are reported to be unstable.

The 12-seater aircraft (VT-UPZ), which took off from Juhu airport crashed in the compound wall of an under-construction building called Jagruti around 1.10pm, said a source. The fire from the burning wreckage was brought under control by 1.40 pm, said a fire brigade personnel. UNI

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