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Mumbai plane crash: Aircraft was sold by UP government to private company in 2014

Five persons were killed when a King Air C90 12-seater aircraft on a test flight crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb this afternoon.

Published: 28th June 2018 03:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2018 03:45 PM   |  A+A-

The UP government aircraft VT-UPZ, KING AIR C90 came crashing down near Sarvoday Nagar in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area. (EPS)

By PTI

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government today said the plane which crashed near Mumbai this afternoon was sold by the state government to a private company in 2014.

Five persons were killed when a King Air C90 12-seater aircraft on a test flight crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb this afternoon.

"This aircraft was not that of the Uttar Pradesh government. It was sold in 2014 to a private company UY Aviation," Principal Secretary, Information, Avinash Awasthi said.

"The aircraft was with the government till 2014. It was sold to UY Aviation of Bombay. It is currently neither owned nor operated by the UP Government," he added He was reacting to reports in a section of the media that the plane belonged to UP Government.

Pictures of the plane showed that it carried the logo of the UP government.



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