BSF Plane Crashes In Dwarka Sector 8 : All 10 Passengers Killed
Soon after taking off, a small BSF (Border Security Force) plane crashed in Bagdola Village, Dwarka Sector 8, near New Delhi Airport. The 10 on board were the pilot, who was a second-in-command rank officer of SIB, the co-pilot, who was a Deputy Commandant, six technicians, one engineer and one crew member.
The aircraft reportedly took off for Ranchi, to repair a helicopter, but turned around due to some technical issues. On the way back, the aircraft crashed into a wall and burst into flames before falling into a sewage treatment plant. The Air Traffic Control lost contact with the aircraft at approximately 9:50 a.m., which is when the accident is presumed to have occurred.
Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister, rushed to the spot after informing PM Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi has also expressed his grief about the incident. DG-level talks between India and Bangladesh have reportedly been cancelled due to the plane crash.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma has launched an inquiry into the incident.