DGCA starts inquiry into Faridabad air crash

The ill-fated aircraft crashed in a densely-populated area of Faridabad late Wednesday night.

Faridabad: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday started an inquiry into the crash of a small medical ambulance aircraft in a residential area here that left 10 persons including seven on board dead.

The DGCA has appointed an inspector of inquiry, who will take charge of all material evidence at the site of the crash including the wreckage of the plane in sector 22 here.
A six-member DGCA team is inspecting the site of the crash.

The inspector of inquiry will hand over the material evidence to the Court of Inquiry when it will be set up.

A senior DGCA official had said last night that the plane was in contact with the Air Traffic Control and on the radar before suddenly vanishing and losing touch.
"They (plane) were in contact. They were on the radar scope but all of a sudden, the plane vanished", said A K Saran, Joint Director of DGCA who visited the crash site.

Three persons on the ground --all women--were among the 10 dead when the P-12 single- engine turboprop aircraft belonging to Delhi-based Air Chartered Services India Limited crashed in Jawaharnagar locality near the IAF station in the Delhi suburb at around 1035 PM shortly before landing at IGI airport in Delhi.


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