New Delhi: 10 people were killed after a Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft crashed while taking off from the Air Force airport in New Delhi. The plane carrying 2 pilots and 8 BSF technicians were inside the plane. As the plane was taking off it crashed into Dwarka, a residential area in New Delhi.
As the plane took off for Ranchi, told the Air Traffic Controller that there was a technical error with the plane and requested to return to the airport. As the plane was returning to the airport it crashed at 9:50 AM, into the boundary wall in the airport.
“We saw a plane spiraling down which crashed into the wall where work was going on. I could spot one body. A laborer who was working was also injured,” an eyewitness told reporters. Fire tenders immediately rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
Civil Aviation Ministry has ordered an inquiry into the accident. Home Minister Rajnath Singh rushed to the spot to take care of the rescue services and briefed the Prime Minister about the accident. The PM has conveyed his condolences through twitter.
“This is a very unfortunate incident happened today. We have issued orders for a probe into the matter and as soon as we will get any update on this, we will inform you,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told media.