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2018 UY Aviation King Air C90 crash

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2018 UY aviation King Air C90 crash
Tc-90 04l.jpg
A King Air C90, similar to the aircraft that crashed.
Accident
DateJune 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
SummaryUnder investigation
SiteJagruti Nagar locality of Ghatkopar. Mumbai, India
19°05′31″N 72°54′14″E / 19.092°N 72.904°E / 19.092; 72.904Coordinates: 19°05′31″N 72°54′14″E / 19.092°N 72.904°E / 19.092; 72.904
Total fatalities5
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBeechcraft C90 King Air
OperatorUY Aviation
RegistrationVT-UPZ
Flight originJuhu Aerodrome
DestinationJuhu Aerodrome
Occupants4
Passengers0
Crew4
Fatalities4
Survivors0
Ground casualties
Ground fatalities1

On 28 June 2018, at about 1:15 pm, a Beechcraft C90 King Air aircraft chartered from UY Aviation Pvt Ltd with the registration VT-UPZ crashed into the Ghatkopar area of Mumbai.[1] The 12-seater aircraft carried 4 people including the pilot. All people on board plus one person on the ground are confirmed dead.[2][3][4]

As a result of the crash, a fire broke out in the built-up area. Local firefighters and police responded to the accident. It is believed that there are no further casualties.[5][6]

The aircraft had departed from Juhu Aerodrome for a test flight. Five people lost their lives in this accident; 2 pilots, 1 Technician, 1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, and 1 civilian.[7] The cause of the accident is unknown as of July 2018.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mumbai chartered plane crash kills 5". 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  2. France-Presse, Agence (2018-06-28). "Five dead in India after plane crashes and bursts into flames in busy Mumbai district". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  3. "Mumbai plane crash: Chartered aircraft crashes in Ghatkopar, five dead". 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  4. "Mumbai plane crash". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  5. "মুম্বইয়ের জনবহুল এলাকায় বিমান দুর্ঘটনা, মৃত অন্তত ৫". 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  6. "Mumbai plane crash LIVE UPDATES: Five people dead, black box recovered; DGCA to begin investigation". 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  7. "Mumbai Plane Crash : मुंबई के घाटकोपर में चार्टर्ड प्लेन क्रैश, एक राहगीर समेत 5 की मौत, CCTV फुटेज आया सामने". NDTVIndia. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  8. "At least five killed after plane crashes in busy district of Mumbai". Sky News. Retrieved 2018-06-28.



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