Aircraft crashes near New Delhi, 10 dead

Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) direct operations near the crash site of a chartered army plane.
Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) direct operations near the crash site of a chartered army plane.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An aircraft crashed into a wall and burst into flames on the outskirts of the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday (Dec 22), killing all 10 people on board, officials said.

The Super King plane, chartered by the Border Security Force, was heading to the eastern city of Ranchi when it crashed shortly after taking off, a spokesman for the security force said. Most of those on board were technicians.

The cause of the crash was not known, the spokesman said.

Television footage showed fire engines at the scene as smoke poured from burning wreckage. Paramilitary forces and forensic teams also rushed to the site.