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joeycapps
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Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:44 am

Looks like a Government charter, VT-UPZ, crashed into a residential area in Mumbai.

EDIT: Appears that VT-UPZ is a King Air C90, built in 1995, delivered in 1996.

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india- ... ent-449949
 
himmat01
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Re: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:10 am

The pilot steered cleared of high density residential area and crashed on construction site else the casualties on ground would have been much higher.
Last edited by himmat01 on Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:20 am

himmat01 wrote:
The pilot steered cleared of high density residential area and steered towards a construction site else the casualties on ground would have been much higher.


That's good. But tragic nonetheless.
 
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Re: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:40 pm

I find it hard to beleive you can get 12 seats inside a C90...... just saying!
 
anshabhi
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Re: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:43 pm

It was on a test flight after maintenance. All 4 casualties are that of the pilots and engineers. There were no pax on board.

Also read that it stopped doing govt charters in 2014.

Salute to the pilot for his courageous act.

Many questions remain unanswered including how was a test flight allowed over a densely populated area.

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