Ten die as plane crashes in Delhi

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A light aircraft has crashed on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people, the BBC reports.

The Beechcraft King Air plane chartered by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) came down after hitting a wall in Dwarka district and burst into flames.

The plane was carrying members of the border patrol force, officials said.

India’s air safety record has been good in the past few years, despite a rapid increase in the number of private airlines and air travel in the country.

The last major crash happened in the city of Mangalore in May 2010, killing at least 160 people.

The twin-engine plane was on its way to Ranchi in the eastern state of Jharkhand from Delhi’s international airport when the incident happened.

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