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Live: Sipaahi ki family hi kyun roti hai? BSF plane crash victim's relative questions Rajnath
  • 13:08 (IST)

    'Sipaahi ki family hi kyun roti hai, Sir?'

    After Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday attended the wreath-laying ceremony for the ten Border Security Force (BSF) personnel killed in a plane crash on Tuesday, a relative of one of the victims asked the Home Minister why only a soldier's family had to cry every time.

    "Har baar sipaahi ki family hi kyun roti hai, Sir? (Why does only a soldier's family cry every time?)" asked a family member of one of the victims.

    Read the full report here.

  • 11:48 (IST)

    Proud of my dad: Son of one of the victims

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Rajnath at wreath-laying ceremony

  • 10:16 (IST)

    Last rites of deceased performed

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju and Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung attended the wreath-laying ceremony for the BSF personnel killed in the plane crash,

  • 22:55 (IST)

    Four-member panel to probe crash

    New Delhi: A four-member committee, headed by a senior Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau official, will probe the BSF plane crash here today in which all 10 persons onboard lost their lives.

    The Committee of Inquiry (CoI) to carry out the investigation into the causes of the accident is being constituted, an official release said.

    Deputy Director of Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) RS Passi will be the chairman of the committee while Capt Anant Sethi, chief pilot of Madhya Pradesh government as its operational member.

    Besides, Raje Bhatnagar, Assistant Director of Airworthiness at AAIB and K Ramachandran, Air Safety Officer (AAIB) will be the other members, the release said.     

    AAIB is body under the civil aviation ministry which investigates serious incidents and accidents involving Indian aircraft.


  • 22:19 (IST)

    Doctors reconstruct disfigured faces of crash victims, medically identify them

    New Delhi: Identity of all ten victims of a BSF plane crash in New Delhi has been "medically established" and doctors have surgically reconstructed facial and bodily disfigurement suffered by them.

    The bodies of the paramilitary personnel were sent to AIIMS after they were pulled out of the accident site at Shahabad Mohanmadpur village in Dwarka area, with some of them in partially burnt condition.

    "Two bodies - of the pilot and the co-pilot - were partially burnt while other eight bodies showed only injuries but no burning. Identity of all the victims has been medically established with the help of finger printing," Sudhir Gupta, head of the AIIMS' Forensic Department, said. 

    "The cause of death as per the postmortem report is fall and blunt impact inside the aircraft," he said.

    The victims after the incident were identified as chief pilot and Deputy Commandant Bhagwati Prasad Bhatt of BSF,

    Rajesh Shivrain, co-pilot and second-in-command of paramilitary SSB, Deputy Commandant D Kumar, Inspectors Raghvendra Kumar Yadav and SN Sharma, Sub-Inspectors Ravindra Kumar, Surendra Singh, CL Sharma, ASI DP Chauhan and constable KR Rawat.


  • 15:48 (IST)

  • 15:34 (IST)

    Bodies sent for post-mortem

    The bodies of all the ten paramilitary personnel who were killed in the BSF plane crash have been sent for post-mortem at the Safdarjung Hospital, police officials at the crash site said.

    While three bodies were found just outside a water tank in a completely charred condition, the rest were pulled out of the water tank, they said.

    Read the full PTI report here.

  • 15:12 (IST)

    BSF announces relief for kin of deceased

    According to India Today, BSF DG said that the kin of each person killed in the crash will get Rs 20 lakh from BSF's internal insurance fund apart from the relief which the government announces.

  • 14:53 (IST)

    The team onboard the BSF plane was supposed to go to Ranchi to rectify a technical snag in a helicopter at a base, BSF DG told ANI. "Just few minutes after the take off, the plane crashed. All 10 members on-board lost their lives," the DG told ANI.

  • 13:37 (IST)

    The BSF air wing has a fleet of four fixed wing aircraft — one Embraer, two Avros and the crashed Superking (SKA B-200), besides 15 helicopters consisting of six MI-17 1V, two advanced Mi-17 V5 choppers, six Advance Light Helicopters (Dhruv) and one Cheetah helicopter operating under the command of the Union Home Ministry.

    The Superking was inducted in 1994-95 rpt in 1994-95 in the border guarding force for air support roles - PTI

  • 13:27 (IST)

    Dead bodies handed over

    Dead bodies of all 10 victims in the BSF plane crash have been handed over, the reason for crash is being investigated, ANI quotes Santok Singh, chief fire officer as saying. 

  • 13:04 (IST)

  • 12:52 (IST)

    BSF plane crash extremely unfortunate: Delhi CM Kejriwal

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Deceased identified

    According to TV reports, the victims killed in the crash have been identified. Captain Bhagwati Prasad, Deputy Commandant D Kumar, pilot Rajesh Shivrain, Ravindra Kumar, SN sharma, Surender Singh, CL Sharma, DP Chauhan, KR Rawat and RP Yadav were the people who died in the crash.

  • 12:31 (IST)

    There was so much fire that nothing else was visible: Railway employee

    A railway employee, who was near the site when the crash took place told ANI, "There was a huge explosion-like sound and there was so much fire all around that nothing else was visible."

  • 12:18 (IST)

    Pained by the loss of lives in BSF plane crash: PM Modi

  • 12:13 (IST)

    Crash took place at around 10 am

    According to Times Now, the BSF plane took off at 9.37 am. Within a few minutes, it developed a technical snag and lost contact with airport authorities. The crash took place at around 10 am.

  • 12:10 (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi condoles loss of lives in BSF plane crash

    According to ANI, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has expressed "shock and distress" over the crash and has conveyed her condolences to the families of the deceased.

  • 12:02 (IST)

    Extremely sad to learn of BSF plane crash: Rahul Gandhi

  • 11:56 (IST)

  • 11:54 (IST)

    Delhi L-G Jung reaches crash site

    ANI reported that Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has reached the crash site.

  • 11:50 (IST)

    Details of the crash will be clear after enquiry: Mahesh Sharma

    "BSF aircraft crashed immediately after take-off. All 10 people onboard are dead," Mahesh Sharma, MoS Civil Aviation, said. He also said that details of the crash will only be clear after enquiry.

  • 11:39 (IST)

    DG-level talks between India, Bangladesh cancelled after crash

    DG-level talks between India and Bangladesh beginning today in Dhaka have been cancelled in the wake of BSF aircraft crash, sources told PTI.

  • 11:34 (IST)

    According to Times Now, six bodies have been recovered so far from the crash site.

  • 11:33 (IST)

    Rajnath reaches crash site

    Reports said that the Home Minister has now reached the BSF plane crash site.

  • 11:24 (IST)

    Rushing to crash site immediately, tweets Rajnath

  • 11:19 (IST)

    At least 10 dead

    According to a report in The Hindu, at least 10 people have died in the BSF plane crash. India Today TV also reported that 10 people had died.

    The Hindu report further said that the plane had developed a technical snag after take-off. The pilot had contacted the Delhi ATC and full emergency had been declared.

  • 11:14 (IST)

    Conflicting reports on how the crash took place

    There are conflicting reports on how the crash took place. While Times Now said that the plane crashed into a water tank, CNN-IBN reported that the plane crashed into a building and caught fire.

    According to The Hindu, the BSF plane was trying to land back at IGI airport but crashed while approaching runway 10 from the Dwarka side.

    The wreckage is currently in a water body.

  • 11:11 (IST)

    According to ANI, two pilots and engineering staff were on board the BSF plane which crashed in Dwarka.

  • 11:06 (IST)

    Death toll rises to four

  • 11:04 (IST)

    Rajnath Singh to visit crash site

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has left for the accident site.

Ten people were killed when a small Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft with two pilots and eight technicians on board crashed near Dwarka here shortly after take-off.

 Live: Sipaahi ki family hi kyun roti hai? BSF plane crash victims relative questions Rajnath

A BSF plane crashed in Dwarka. Image courtesy: CNN-IBN

The aviation sources said the accident happened at around 9.50 am when the plane crashed into the airport boundary wall and landed in a sewage treatment plant while returning back due to apparent technical problem five minutes after it took off for Ranchi.

The aircraft lost contact with the Air Traffic Control, at 9.50 am, they said.

BSF sources said the technicians were on the way to Ranchi to repair a helicopter.

Eyewitnesses said the plane hit a wall before bursting into flames and then crashed into a water body.

Joint Commissioner Police Devender Pathak said they have recovered two bodies from the crash.

"We saw a plane spiralling down which crashed near the wall where work was going on. I could sport one body. A labourer who was working was also injured," an eye witness Suraj told reporters.

The area was engulfed in dense smoke and fire with pieces of aircraft spread around.

Delhi Fire Service cheif AK Sharma said 15 tenders have rushed to the spot.

An inquiry has been ordered by the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the crash and has rushed to the crash site.

The 10 on board the ill-fated aircraft comprised the pilot, who was a second-in-command rank officer of SIB, the co-pilot, who is a Deputy Commandent, six technicians, one engineer and one crew member.

The DG-level talks between India and Bangladesh scheduled today in Dhaka have been cancelled in the wake of the crash, according to BSF sources.

"This is a very unfortunate incident happened today...we have issued orders for a probe into the matter and as soon as we will get any update on this, we will inform you," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told reporters.

Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey said authorities were in the process of setting up a Board of Inquiry.

"We are trying to identify a pilot who has flown the type of aircraft that has crashed," he said.

(With agency inputs)

Updated Date: Dec 23, 2015 13:08:08 IST