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

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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.