Ten dead bodies have been recorded so far after a Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft carrying 10 to 12 personnel crashed in South-West Delhi’s Dwarka area on Tuesday morning, forcing Delhi airport authorities to suspend all air operations.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be shortly visiting the crash site.
TV reports showed plumes of smoke rising from the crash site as the fire and emergency services are engaged in dousing the fire and retrieving bodies from the wreckage.
First Visuals from near the spot where Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft crashed in Delhi’s Dwarka. pic.twitter.com/apXXrVdKsL— ANI (@ANI_news) December 22, 2015
First Pic of BSF plane crash at delhi airport. pic.twitter.com/MNufPKdLhC— Jitender Sharma (@capt_ivane) December 22, 2015
BSF plane was carrying 6 technicians and 4 officers. Plane crashed when it was landing after technical fault.3 dead pic.twitter.com/Z3uES0FyOI— Jitender Sharma (@capt_ivane) December 22, 2015
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told ANI that the 10-seater plane crashed during take off and the ministry has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
BSF sources disclosed that the aircraft had sought permission for an emergency landing before it contact with the ground control around 10 AM.
India Today reported the aircraft hit the boundary wall of the airport and a nearby railway station.
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