Tamil Diplomat

India plane crash: Ten die in Delhi’s Dwarka district

A light aircraft has crashed on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people.

The Beechcraft King Air plane chartered by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) came down after hitting a wall in Dwarka district and burst into flames.

The plane was carrying members of the border patrol force, officials said.

In May 2011, 10 people died after a small medical ambulance aircraft flying a critically ill patient crashed in Faridabad town near Delhi.

Tuesday’s incident occurred as the twin-engine plane was on its way to Ranchi in the eastern state of Jharkhand from Delhi’s international airport.

A piece of plane wreckage is lifted with a crane as rescue personnel look on at the crash site of a chartered army plane close to the main airport in New Delhi on December 22, 2015.

Authorities rushed 15 fire tenders to Dwarka, where a Ranchi-bound BSF aircraft crashed, to douse billowing clouds of smoke and fire.