Chartered plane crashes in Mumbai killing five

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A chartered plane crashed in a crowded neighbourhood of Sarvodaya Nagar in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area killing at least five people, including four on board.

Reportedly, the plane was about to land at the airport when it crashed near Jagruti building, which was under construction, in Ghatkopar.

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), two pilots, two aircraft maintenance engineers and one other person have lost their lives in the crash.

Fire tenders and ambulances have been deployed at the spot after the incident had been reported around 1:35 pm on Thursday.

On reports of the plane belonging to Uttar Pradesh Government, the state’s Principal Secretary (Information) Awanish Kumar Awasthi said, “The chartered plane which has crashed does not belong to 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”.

More information on the incident is awaited.

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