NEW DELHI -- A Border Security Force aircraft crashed near the Dwarka area in Delhi on Tuesday morning, killing all 10 persons on board including the pilot, co-pilot, and eight passengers.
The Ranchi-bound BSF aircraft crashed just minutes after taking-off after 9:30 am.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the crash site after 11:00 am.
"BSF aircraft crashed immediately after take-off," said Mahesh Sharma, who heads the Ministry of Civil Aviation. "All 10 people on board dead."
"Details about how, why the crash happened will be known after enquiry is over," he said.
Relevant authorities have ordered a probe into the crash.
Pained by the loss of lives in the BSF plane crash in Delhi. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 22, 2015
Extremely sad to learn of the BSF plane crash near Delhi airport. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 22, 2015
First Visuals from near the spot where Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft crashed in Delhi's Dwarka. pic.twitter.com/SVUoj3qQxN
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 22, 2015
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