5 killed as chartered plane crashes in Mumbai


MUMBAI: A chartered plane crashed in an open area in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar today afternoon, reported Indian newspaper Deccan Chronicles. 

The small aircraft crashed in Sarvodaya Nagar of Ghatkopar area in Mumbai at around 1:30 pm, police said.

Police, fire brigade, and disaster management teams rushed to the spot, Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-7) told news agency PTI.

Indian news agency ANI tweeted:

According to initial reports, the aircraft registered VT-UPZ, KING AIR C90 was about to land when it crashed.

Images tweeted by news agency ANI showed thick flames and black smoke rising from the wreckage.

This is a developing story.