Neighbourhood News Desk/ Simran Nijhawan: A small chartered plane crashed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar on June 28, killing five people. People working at the under construction site where the chartered plane crashed said they called the police after fuel from the aircraft spilled on the pedestrian. Within seconds, his body was in flames after fuel from the aircraft spilled on him. A mobile phone in pieces and a measuring tape were all that could be made out near the pedestrian’s body, later identified as Govind Dubey.
Another resident, Haribhai Patel, said he saw the pilot going around in circles looking for a landing, which is when the plane hit the tree inside the boundary of the under-construction building and then the building. “The pilot would have assumed that it is an empty ground and would have tried to save lives. We are used to hearing flights pass by every now and then, but didn’t expect this to crash,” said Patel.