10 Indian security force personnel killed in plane crash in Delhi


NEW DELHI, (Xinhua) — All 10 people onboard a chartered plane of the Border Security Force (BSF) of India which crashed a few minutes after take-off from the Palam airport here on Tuesday morning, were killed, officials said.

BSF spokesperson V.N. Parashar told the media the Beechcraft Super King plane carrying 10 BSF personnel, was bound for Ranchi, eastern India.

“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,” Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

The incident took place near the Shahabad railway station at Dwarka in southwest Delhi.

TV footages showed a large number of police and security forces were searching for the dead or survivors at the site of the crash, which was a residential area.