Friday, May 27, 2011

A dozen dead plane crash near New Delhi

At least ten people were killed and one was injured in the crash of a plane that crashed into two houses in a residential area near New Delhi, official sources reported on Thursday. The accident happened last night due to bad weather in the town of Faridabad, a dormitory town for the capital of India, told IANS India agency police sources and aviation in India.

The dead are the seven occupants, including two pilots, the aircraft that was carrying a critically ill patient to a hospital in India's capital, and three people who were at the crash site, told the agency commissioner PK Aggarwal police. The plane, a model single-engine Pilatus PC-12, was traveling between the city of Patna (north) and Delhi, and crashed minutes before its scheduled landing.

Twenty fire trucks arrived on the scene of the accident, where a fire broke out and could see the wreckage scattered. Rescue services reported the recovery of all bodies of the victims, completely charred, on Thursday morning.

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