Mumbai Plane Crash Updates: UP Says Plane Sold To Private Company, Black Box Found

Mumbai Plane Crash: The chartered plane with four people on board crashed into a construction site in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area.

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Mumbai Plane Crash Updates: UP Says Plane Sold To Private Company, Black Box Found

Mumbai Plane Crash: The chartered plane was a Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop.

Mumbai: 

A chartered plane crashed this afternoon in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area. Five people were killed in the crash when the plane with four people on board crashed into a construction site. All four on board and a pedestrian were killed in the plane crash. 

Images that were posted on Twitter soon after the crash showed flames and thick, black smoke rising from the wreckage. The plane is a Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop. Several fire engines were rushed to the site. The plane crash in Mumbai is the second such incident in Maharashtra this week. A Sukhoi jet on test flight crashed in Nashik on Wednesday. 
 

Here are the updates of the Mumbai plane crash:


Jun 28, 2018
16:41 (IST)
In another incident in Delhi, an Air India plane with 124 passengers made emergency landing today at Patna airport after a bird hit it. The flight was bound for Delhi. All passengers are safe, news agency ANI reported.

Jun 28, 2018
16:27 (IST)
Plane That Crashed In Mumbai Was On "Test Flight"
"The aircraft took off from Juhu airport for a test flight. There were two pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers on board. All of them, along with one person on the ground, are dead," a DGCA official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. 
Jun 28, 2018
16:26 (IST)
"Pilot Saved Many Lives," Says Suresh Prabhu
Suresh Prabhu praised the pilot and said it was his presence of mind that "saved many lives". Read here

Jun 28, 2018
16:24 (IST)
A fire brigade official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI, "Our control room got a call at 1.15 pm informing a plane crash. Our jawans were immediately rushed at the site to launch the rescue operation. Four fire engines and as many water tankers were rushed to douse the fire that occurred after the plane crashed."

Jun 28, 2018
16:10 (IST)
On Wednesday, a Sukhoi jet awaiting induction in the air force crashed this morning in Maharashtra's Nashik when it was on a test flight. Both pilots in the aircraft ejected safely before the plane crashed near a grape farm. Read here

Jun 28, 2018
16:10 (IST)
On Wednesday, a Sukhoi jet awaiting induction in the air force crashed this morning in Maharashtra's Nashik when it was on a test flight. Both pilots in the aircraft ejected safely before the plane crashed near a grape farm. Read here

Jun 28, 2018
16:09 (IST)
A pedestrian was also killed in the Mumbai plane crash. 
Jun 28, 2018
16:03 (IST)
This is the second mishap in Maharashtra in many days. 
Jun 28, 2018
15:58 (IST)
In 2007, a small plane came down in a residential area in south Bangalore after hitting a coconut tree. The crash killed four people. 

Jun 28, 2018
15:48 (IST)
Black box of the chartered plane that crashed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar, has been recovered, news agency ANI reported. 

Jun 28, 2018
15:46 (IST)
Soon after the plane crashed, police, fire brigade and disaster management teams rushed to the spot, Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-7) told PTI.
Jun 28, 2018
15:41 (IST)
The Uttar Pradesh government said the plane that crashed near Mumbai this afternoon was sold by the state government to a private company in 2014, news agency PTI reported. 

 "This aircraft was not that of the Uttar Pradesh government. It was sold in 2014 to a private company UY Aviation," Principal Secretary, Information, Avinish Awasthi said.


Jun 28, 2018
15:39 (IST)
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked officials to rush to the spot to assist in the relief operations, an official in the ministry was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. The minister also asked the investigation authorities to ascertain the cause of the crash.

Jun 28, 2018
15:35 (IST)
Former minister of Civil Aviation Praful Patel expressed condolences after the crash. 
Jun 28, 2018
15:27 (IST)
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said it was sending a team to investigate the cause, adding that the aircraft was owned by a private operator who had purchased it from the Uttar Pradesh state government, news agency AFP reported. 

Jun 28, 2018
15:24 (IST)
The DGCA later confirmed that five people were killed in the crash. 
Jun 28, 2018
14:41 (IST)
Jun 28, 2018
14:40 (IST)
Jun 28, 2018
14:32 (IST)
DGCA team on way to Mumbai for preliminary investigation into plane crash, says Director General of Civil Aviation B S Bhullar.
Jun 28, 2018
14:24 (IST)
Several fire engines rushed to wreckage site in Mumbai

Jun 28, 2018
14:15 (IST)
Over three killed in chartered plane crash in Mumbai.
Jun 28, 2018
14:14 (IST)
Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the place where the wreckage took place. 



Jun 28, 2018
14:12 (IST)

The plane was about to land when it crashed near Sarvoday Nagar in Ghatkopar.

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