Paramilitary personnel, killed in BSF plane crash in Delhi, to be cremated today

Ten paramilitary personnel, who died as a Border Security Force (BSF) plane crashed here on Tuesday, will be cremated on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2015, 10:38 AM IST
Paramilitary personnel, killed in BSF plane crash in Delhi, to be cremated today

New Delhi: Ten paramilitary personnel, who died as a Border Security Force (BSF) plane crashed here on Tuesday, will be cremated on Wednesday.

An 11-seater Ranchi-bound twin-engine Super King B-200 carrying BSF personnel and technicians crashed between 9:40-9:45 am, killing all 10 men on board.

 

Doctors had surgically reconstructed facial and bodily disfigurement suffered by the 10 victims yesterday after the bodies of the paramilitary personnel were pulled out of the accident site at Shahabad Mohanmadpur village in Dwarka area.

Two of the nine BSF personnel hailed from Haryana. Three of them were residents of Uttar Pradesh, one from Bihar and the remaining two personnel belonged to Punjab and Odisha. All of them were currently residing in Delhi.

A small 20-year-old BSF plane ferrying the force's technical personnel to Ranchi yesterday crashed near Dwarka and burst into flames just outside Indira Gandhi International Airport -- which also has an area reserved for the military - shortly after take-off killing.

The ill-fated twin-engine Beechcraft Super King plane suddenly took a kind of U-turn towards the airport after taking off at 9.37 am hit a tree while apparently approaching to land following a possible technical problem, according to officials from the Air Traffic Control and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

 

The plane, inducted into the force in 1995, then smashed through a portion of the boundary wall at the edge of the airport near a railway track and landed in a sewage treatment plant, they said, adding the accident happened at around 9.40 am amid reports the pilots may not have send any 'Mayday' signal to the ATC.

Closest residential settlements were about one km away from the crash site.

 

An inquiry has been ordered by Civil Aviation Ministry.