Private Jet Crashes At Mumbai Airport, 8 Injured, Including Pilots

The pilot and co-pilot including 8 people, were injured when a private aircraft turned off the runway at Mumbai airport on Thursday.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that a VSR Ventures Learjet 45 aircraft VT-DBL, operating a flight from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai, turned off the runway while landing on runway 27 at Mumbai airport.

According to the Mumbai Fire Brigade and Airport Duty Officer, a small private jet, VTDBL, with six passengers and two crew members on board.

Here is what we know so far about the private jet crash at Mumbai airport:

VSR Ventures operated the Learjet 45 VT-DBL.

It was carrying eight people: five passengers, one from Denmark, and two crew members.

The passengers were Dhruv Kotak, Lars Sorensen, KK Krishnadas, Aakarsh Sethi, Arul Sali and Kamakshi S.

The pilots were Sunil Bhat and Neil Diwan.

Co-pilot Neil Diwan got major injuries and is undergoing surgery.

Pilot in command Sunil Bhat suffered injuries to his forehead, upper lip, and right leg, as well as a fractured back.

Crew member Kamakshi S had injuries to her forehead.

Among passengers, Dhruv Kotak had a minor injury to his right arm and scrapes to his forehead.

Arul Sali also had a head injury.

KK Krishnadas had fractures to his right ankle and left thigh bone, and scrapes to his forehead.

Lars Soens had rib fractures and tenderness in his right chest.
Aakarsh Sethi escaped without any injuries.

The Mumbai airport was closed for inspection after the jet crash but reopened at 6:47 p.m. after clearance from the DGCA.

The waste near the runway has been cleared and operations are now back to normal.