A private aircraft - VT-UPZ, King Air C-90 with a capacity of 12 passengers crashed in the old Maniklal lane in Ghatkopar which is near telephone exchange on Jeev Daya Lane.

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"Five people have been killed and two others injured," said BMC PRO.

The plane was carrying was supposed to land in Juhu and it belongs to UY Aviation.

BJP MP Kirit Somaiya said that he is on the spot one pedestrian also died in the incident.

The incident took place a day after Sukhoi-30 fighter jet crashed in Nashik.

UY Aviation Pvt Ltd King Air C-90 aircraft VT-UPZ that has met with an accident at Mumbai was bought from UP Govt.

The aircraft took off from Juhu airport for test flight. There were two pilots and two AMEs on board. All on board aircraft along with one person on ground are dead. Accident site is Ghatkoper, Mumbai. DGCA team on way for prelim investigation. AAIB shall do detailed one," said a DGCA spokesperson.

Thursday's incident took place at 1.30 pm in the compound of the under construction building.

Last year, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis survived a helicopter scare in Pen near Alibaug, and it has been learnt that the chopper belonged to the same company.

At the time, Fadnavis was about to board the chopper when the pilot took off before the CM boarded. Realising what had happened in the nick of time, Fadnavis turned back.

The VT-UPB - a Bell 230 helicopter - was chartered from UY Aviation. This twin-engine helicopter was manufactured in 1995, and earlier owned by the UP government. However, it was rarely used by UP chief ministers as the UP government felt it had performance issues. It was then purchased by Mumbai-based UY Aviation. It was sent for CM’s tour on Friday.

UY Aviation is a Juhu-based firm and has a website. However, when tried logging into the homepage both on a mobile device and a PC, the message read, "Internal Server Error".

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