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2018 UY Aviation King Air C90 crash

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2018 UY aviation King Air C90 crash
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A King Air C90, similar to the aircraft that crashed.
Date June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
Summary Under investigation
Site Jagruti Nagar locality of Ghatkopar. Mumbai, India
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Total fatalities 5
Aircraft type Beechcraft C90 King Air
Operator UY Aviation
Registration VT-UPZ
Flight origin Juhu Aerodrome
Destination Juhu Aerodrome
Occupants 4
Passengers 0
Crew 4
Fatalities 4
Survivors 0
Ground casualties
Ground fatalities 1

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]

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