Five dead as light aircraft crashes in Mumbai

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Smoke rises up from where the plane crashed and burst into flames. Image copyright Kunal Kotak
Image caption The plane crashes in a residential area

A chartered plane has crashed in India’s financial capital Mumbai, killing at least five people, officials have confirmed.

It crashed into a building that was under construction in Ghatkopar, a residential area in eastern Mumbai.

Fire officials told BBC Marathi that the dead included four people on the flight and one person on the ground.

Initial reports say the plane crashed while the pilot was attempting to land. It burst into flames immediately after.

The plane was sold to a private individual by the government of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a senior police official told the BBC.

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