10 killed in Delhi plane crash

A piece of wreckage being hoisted by a crane after a plane crash yesterday morning near New Delhi's main airport. A chartered Indian aircraft carrying military personnel exploded in a fireball and killed all 10 people on board after crashing into a w
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A piece of wreckage being hoisted by a crane after a plane crash yesterday morning near New Delhi's main airport.

A chartered Indian aircraft carrying military personnel exploded in a fireball and killed all 10 people on board after crashing into a wall shortly after take-off from the Indian capital's Indira Gandhi International airport, a minister said.

"It's a matter of grave concern that the plane crashed soon after take-off. I am extremely sad to say that all 10 people, including the pilot, have died," Mr Mahesh Sharma, the junior civil aviation minister, told reporters.

The small twin-engine plane was on its way to Ranchi in the eastern state of Jharkhand and was carrying technicians from India's Border Security Force. The technicians were to repair a helicopter in Ranchi.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 23, 2015, with the headline '10 killed in Delhi plane crash'. Print Edition | Subscribe