Plane crash nightmare for residents in Faridabad locality



Faridabad: Mangled remains of an aircraft on the streets, a damaged propeller, burnt houses, and people in panic.

This was the scene at the accident site of the chartered plane that crashed in a residential area in Faridabad last night, killing ten persons, including all seven onboard.

The aircraft lost control and nosedived into the first floor of a building, killing three women residents. The building in no time turned into a ball of fire.

A battery of people surrounded the accident site, which caused difficulty in rescue operations.

"I rushed to the building, it was on fire. There were some people on the stairs who were engulfed in flames. I tried to find my way to the first floor but the flames were too strong," Omkar (30), one of the injured, said.

Three persons were injured in the mishap.

Apart from the wreckage of the ambulance aircraft, oxygen cylinders, icebox, and other medical articles were seen lying around the scene.

The whole area has been cordoned off and security personnel deployed.

The incident was a nightmare of sorts for the residents of the densely populated Parvatiya Colony as they came out of their houses after hearing the massive explosion.

"It was very scary. I heard a loud explosion and rushed outside. I saw flames all over. I immediately called my friends and nearby people to douse the fire," said Rohan, a resident of the colony.

PTI