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Ghatkopar plane crash: Bombay HC issues notice to Centre over PIL seeking CBI probe


Plane crash in Mumbai's Ghatkopar areaRescue personnel stand near the debris of the chartered plane that crashed in Ghatkopar. PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court issued notices to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the CBI today on a petition seeking a probe by the central agency into the aircraft crash in Mumbai in June in which five people were killed.

A bench of Justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudessai directed the CBI and the Union ministry to file replies within four weeks. The bench was hearing a public interest litigation filed by activist Yeshwant Shenoy.

On June 28 this year, a King Air C-90 aircraft belonging to UY Aviation crashed into a construction site in suburban Ghatkopar during a test flight.

Four people on board and a pedestrian were killed in the incident. While the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau is probing the crash, the petition said the CBI was better-equipped to do the job.