Indian Aviation Officials said that there could have been a major disaster had the pilot not managed to steer the plane on to an open site at the last minute, as the surrounding area is thickly populated and full with a number of under-construction buildings.
Thursday's incident becomes more important since the plane, which took off from Juhu, crashed merely three kilometres away from the worldwide airport. "While we can not say exactly what happened, this will be part of our evidence", a senior AAIB official said. Police officer Vishnu Kolekar said one person on the ground was killed and two others were injured.
As per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the 12-seater plane had taken off from the Juhu airstrip which was part of the test flight system. Workers at the construction site had left for lunch. "The incident has nothing to do with Uttar Pradesh government", Gupta said. They saved many lives at the cost of their own. Those killed include two pilots and two aircraft maintenance engineers on board and a pedestrian in the Ghatkopar area where the plane crashed, police said. The plane was damaged entirely while crashing. The fire from the burning wreckage was brought under control by 1.40 pm, said a fire brigade personnel.Читайте также: Facebook had data sharing deals with 52 companies
Expressing shock at the Mumbai plane crash, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed the ministry officials concerned to rush to the accident site and provide all assistance possible. "The explosions following the crash and flames leaping in the air were so huge that initially, we could not understand what has happened".
However, right now, all we can do is pray for the souls of the heroes aboard that ill-fated plane, whose bravery saved many, many lives.
"It is pertinent to note that this aircraft was not yet operating on the non-schedule operators' permit (NSOP) of UY Aviation as it was still to be released to service", the statement clarified. Senior officials from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said the plane crashed around four nautical miles away from the landing site (aerodrome), as it could not maintain the height while landing, but denied it was flying dangerously low.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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