10 die in BSF plane crash near Delhi

Ten technicians on board a small Ranchi-bound BSF plane were killed when it crashed near the Indira Gandhi International airport close to Dwarka
10 die in BSF plane crash near Delhi

New Delhi

Aviation sources said the accident happened around 9.50 am when the twin-engine Superking plane crashed into the airport boundary wall near a railway track and landed in a sewage treatment plant while returning apparently due to a technical problem five minutes after it took off for Ranchi. The aircraft lost contact with the Air Traffic Control, at 9.50 am, they said.
 “It is unfortunate that all 10 people including the pilots have died in the crash,” Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said. There were two pilots on board. “It is a matter of probe what led to the crash. We can only tell after the inquiry what were the reasons or lapses resulted in this incident,” he added. The DG-level talks between India and Bangladesh scheduled today in Dhaka have been cancelled in the wake of the crash, according to BSF sources.

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