New Delhi: In the early hours of Wednesday, a plane carrying at least five people crashed in the central Indian city of Plano, killing all onboard and a number of bystanders, according to reports.
The aircraft crashed at the southern entrance of the Indian city’s airport, with one person dead and four others injured, said the local police and an official at the emergency services, according the Indian Express news agency.
The local police confirmed the death toll, but did not provide further details.
The incident happened at around 2:30am local time (08:30 GMT), according to the official.
The plane crashed at a building on the southern side of the airport, and a second crash occurred at a nearby building.
At least five bodies have been brought to the airport for identification.
Local media reports suggested the plane was carrying at most five people, while local news agency PTI reported that it was a family planar plane.
“The death toll has not been released.
There are reports that there were at least eight fatalities,” a police officer told PTI.
The plane’s two pilots were identified as Rajesh Kumar Singh and Ramesh Singh, according media reports.
The other two pilots, a 24-year-old man and a 33-year old woman, are in stable condition.
No one else was injured in the crash.
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the other crash, PTI said.
The Indian Express reported that the two pilots of the family planas, Rameshan Singh and Rajesh Singh, were also passengers on the plane.
The Indian Express said they were from Uttar Pradesh state, but the state government denied that.
The family plana, which is made up of three families, is a family of four, and it was also carrying Rajesh’s sister, who is also from Uttarabad state.
The family planes’ parents, the official said, were from the city of Bijapur, which lies just east of the city.
The crash comes as a huge number of passengers and crew are arriving in the Indian capital from other cities, many of them to spend the summer holiday season in the United States.
On Thursday, the Indian government suspended flights at the Indian airports in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
On Friday, the government in India’s capital announced a week-long suspension of flights between the city and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh State and suspended flights between Delhi and Karnataka.