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10 killed as Indian paramilitary plane crashes

Published 22/12/2015

The scene of a small plane crash near the main airport in New Delhi, India (AP)
The scene of a small plane crash near the main airport in New Delhi, India (AP)

Ten people were killed when a small Indian paramilitary plane crashed just outside New Delhi's main airport on Tuesday, officials said.

An inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the crash of the Super King plane belonging to India's Border Security Force, Junior Aviation Minister Mahesh Sharma told reporters.

The plane crashed into the boundary wall at the airport and landed in a small body of water, said AK Sharma, director of Delhi Fire Services. Part of the plane was submerged under water, he added.

At least 15 fire engines were at the site of the crash, trying to extricate the wreckage.

The plane was heading from New Delhi to the eastern city of Ranchi. It was carrying eight engineers and two pilots.

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