DELHI: A chartered plane of Border Security Force (BSF) crashed a few minutes after take-off from the Palam airport here on Tuesday morning, officials said. The plane took off at 9.45 pm and crashed within the 5 minutes of its take-off at 9.50 pm.
The incident took place at Shahabad village in Dwarka area of the national capital where the Beechcraft Super King plane collided into a house and caught fire. Twenty fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
It has now been reported that all the 10 BSF troopers have died in the unfortunate accident. “All 10 Border Security Force troopers have been killed,” fire officials said. “We are yet to confirm the cause of the accident,” the BSF official said.
The Beechcraft Super King plane carrying 10 BSF personnel was bound for Ranchi.
“The tragic news of the BSF plane crash near Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is extremely painful. Rushing to the crash site immediately,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was pained by the death of all 10 people in a BSF plane crash here.
“Pained by the loss of lives in the BSF plane crash in Delhi. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased,” Modi tweeted.
The DG level talks that were to happen between India and Bangladesh have been called off as a result of this tragic incident.
(With Inputs from IANS)