All 10 BSF men aboard charter plane killed in crash at Dwarka near Delhi
In a terrible tragedy, all 10 Border Security Force personnel travelling aboard a charter plane were killed when the aircraft crashed in Dwarka near Delhi on Tuesday, said Mahesh Sharma, MoS Civil Aviation according to agency reports.
The plane, a Superking, was bound for Ranchi carrying technicians and crashed at Bapdola village, near Dwarka on the outskirts of Delhi.
NDTV reports that the plane hit a wall and then crashed into a septic tank. The aircraft burst into flames and has been badly damaged. A part of it is in water.
Four bodies have been recovered from crash site, NDTV reports.
The ten BSF personnel on board the ill-fated Superking aircraft included the pilot, the co-pilot, six technicians, one engineer and one crew member.
Deepender Pathak, JCP (South West Delhi) told news agencies that ambulances and 15 fire tenders are at the spot
The BSF charter plane took off at 9:45 am and crashed at 9:50 am. The charter plane was called Super King and was a 10-seater.
The aircraft was on fire when it crashed, but the fire has now been put off.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung have reached the crash site.
"The tragic news of BSF plane crash near IGI airport in New Delhi is extremely painful. Rushing to the crash site immediately," Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweet.
About 15 fire tenders are at the spot, besides security forces and a crowd from a village nearby.
The DG-level talks between India and Bangladesh scheduled today in Dhaka have been cancelled in the wake of the crash, according to BSF sources.
The Fire Chief has confirmed to news agency PTI that it was a BSF Superking plane bound for Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand