Indian aircraft crashes in New Delhi, killing 10 people

Indian aircraft crashes into airport wall after taking off while heading to city of Ranchi

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

An official says all 10 people onboard a small paramilitary plane that crashed outside New Delhi's main airport have been killed.

Junior Aviation Minister Mahesh Sharma also says an investigation is underway to determine how the plane, belonging to India's Border Security Force, crashed after taking off early Tuesday.

The Super King aircraft crashed into the boundary wall at the airport before landing in a small body of water, according to A.K. Sharma, the head of Delhi Fire Services.

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