A chartered plane crashed in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai on Thursday. The plane crashed on the terrace of a building. The plane crashed while landing at the Mumbai Airport, news channel Times Now reported. The plane crashed near Sarvodaya Hospital in the area. Fire fighter and police personnel have been rushed to the spot. Reports say that 5 persons have died in the incident. Earlier, a report said that the plane belonged to Uttar Pradesh government. However, Avnish Awasthi, UP Principal Secretary Information, said that 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,” Awasthi said.
The Mumbai plane crash took place around 1.35 pm. The aircraft was flying towards Juhu airport when it crashed near Ghatkopar. The aircraft has been identified as VT-UPZ, KING AIR C90. BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, who reached the spot, said four people have died in the accident. He also said that one pedestrian has died in the incident. Ghatkopar, the area where the incident has taken place, is a busy suburb in eastern Mumbai.