A chartered aircraft crashed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar on Thursday killing five people including a passerby. The UY Aviation Pvt Ltd King Air C-90 aircraft VT-UPZ was sold to the operator by the Uttar Pradesh government and was on a test flight when it met with the accident.
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“The chartered plane which crashed in Mumbai does not belong to the UP 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,” said Principal Secretary Information Avnish Awasthi. (With inputs from ENS Mumbai)
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Fire control room received the call at 1.15 pm before rushing to the spot
A fire brigade official said, “Our control room got a call at 1.15 pm informing a plane crash. Our jawans were immediately rushed to 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.” Meanwhile, Suresh Prabhu has expressed deep shock over the air crash and directed concerned officials of the ministry to rush to the crash site and extend all possible help and assistance, an official said.- PTI