A chartered aircraft has crashed in a construction site in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar at around 1.30 pm today killing five including a passerby. Fire brigades and ambulances have been rushed to the spot. The crash took place near Sarvodaya hospital. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties. Rescue operations are underway and the pilot is believed to be stuck inside the aircraft. There were four people in the aircraft, and they have been taken to Rajawadi Hospital.
Prapti Pednekar, a resident in the area, said: “there is a lot of smoke and no clarity how many people are inside. The passerby who died when the aircraft crashed was taken away in an ambulance.
The aircraft is registered VT-UPZ, and is a Beechcraft King Air C90 model. The aircraft was owned by the Uttar Pradesh government till 2014 post which it was sold to UY Aviation.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also been pressed into service. More details are awaited.