A chartered aircraft crashed at a construction site in Ghatkopar sub-urban area of Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. As the 12-seater crashed in a construction site, all four crew and a pedestrian were killed. A new video recorded by a closed-circuit camera at the construction site shows the moment the plane crashed.
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The footage shows the plane turning into a ball of fire with a loud explosion. Officials were quoted as saying that the footage is from a close-circuit television camera installed in a building near the one into which the 12-seater Beechcraft King Air C90 aircraft crashed.
The footage, however, does not give a clear view, whether the aircraft burst into flames mid-air or whether it blew up on impact of the crash, an official said.
The Beechcraft King C90 aircraft was owned by Mumbai-based UY Aviation Pvt Ltd and was on a test flight when it crashed. It had been undergoing repairs for the past three years.
The families of the deceased pilots have alleged that despite the pilot and co-pilot expressing concerns, UY Aviation, which owned the aircraft, conducted the first post-maintenance test flight of the aircraft. Colleagues of both pilots stated said that they were very experienced.
UY Aviation’s chief of operations, Anil Chauhan, stated that the company would co-operate in the investigation. “It is too early to say who is responsible. We will help in the investigation,” he said.