Tuesday, 22 December 2015

All 10 on board dead as Ranchi-bound BSF plane crashed in Dwarka near shahabad village

New Delhi: All 10 people on board the Ranchi-bound Border Security Force plane that crashed on Tuesday morning in Delhi have died. Eight bodies have been recovered and two more are being pulled out from the wreckage of the twin-engine Superking aircraft.
The tragedy took place within minutes of the plane taking off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport for Jharkhand's capital at 9:37 AM from runway 28. As soon as the twin-engine plane was airborne, it developed a technical snag.


There were 10 technicians on board the plane who were going to Ranchi to repair a helicopter.

One of its engine malfunctioned and the plane was assigned runway 10 for landing. Just before the approach of the runway, the plane hit some trees and then a boundary wall near a sewage treatment plant.
The plane, manufactured in 1994 and registered in BSF's name in 1995, crashed into the sewage treatment plant at around 9:47 AM and burst into flames. While those on board the plane were killed, some labourers on the ground were also injured.
The incident took place near a railway track in the Shahbad Mohammadpur village of Sector 8 Dwarka in Delhi. The plane was carrying a group of technicians who were going to Ranchi to repair a helicopter.

Along with the pilot of the plane Captain Bhagwati Prasad, the ones who lost their lives in the crash are Deputy Commandants D Kumar and Rajdesh Shibrain. The BSF technicians who died in the crash are Raghvendra Kumar, CL Sharma, SN Sharma, Ravinder Kumar, Surrender Singh, DP Chauhan, KR Rawat.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BSF Director General DK Pathak and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung visited the crash site. MOS Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma called it an unfortunate incident and said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
Witnesses said that the plane lost control soon after taking off from the airport. They said that there was huge fire seen in the area after the crash.

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