A BSF plane ‘BSF Superking aircraft’ crashed at Delhi’s Dwarka’s airport while landing back on the runway.
The authorities said that minutes after the plane took off, it developed technical snag and was asked to return back. It was while landing when it collided with the wall around built the airport.
All 10 passengers on board are reported to have died. Early reports suggest there were three deputy commandments seven technicians on board, who were travelling to Ranchi.
Mahesh Sharma, the MoS, Civil Aviation Minister confirmed the death of all 10 passengers adding that the investigation had been launched.
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh said that the plane was on its way to Ranchi and had 10 passengers when the crash took place.
“I’m going to the place of accident and will have more details later,” he said.
AK Sharma, Director, Delhi Fire Services, said that 15 fire tenders had been deployed to douse the fire.
He said, “It was BSF aircraft and the accident took place at around 9.40 am. A part of the aircraft was submerged in a nearby water body.”
Eye witnesses from the nearby village said that they saw huge fire near the runway, when they rushed to the crash site.
It’s a developing story and we will keep updating the page as we get more detail