2015 Indian Border Security Force King Air crash

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2015 Indian Border Security Force King Air crash
Royal Air Force King Air B200 Training Aircraft MOD 45153010.jpg
A B200 King Air, similar to the crashed aircraft.
Date 22 December 2015
Summary Crashed while attempting an emergency landing
Site Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India
Aircraft type Beechcraft B200 King Air
Operator Border Security Force
Registration VT-BSA
Flight origin Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Destination Ranchi Airport , Ranchi
Passengers 8
Crew 2
Fatalities 10 (all on board)
Injuries 1 (on the ground)

On 22 December 2015, a light aircraft of the Indian Border Security Force crashed within the grounds of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. Ten personnel of the Border Security Force, three officers and seven senior technicians, were killed.[1] The 22-year-old Beechcraft B200 King Air took off for Ranchi just before 9.30am, before crashing shortly afterwards.[2]


After the King Air's engines were started the crew reported that there was a problem (the nature of which has not been reported), but continued with the flight after advice from ground staff. The aircraft took off at 9:27am local time, with an expected arrival time at Ranchi of 12:00pm.[3]

Soon after taking off, the crew informed air traffic control that something was wrong and that they would return the aircraft to Delhi. The crew were then cleared to make an emergency landing on Delhi's Runway 28.[3] At 9:40am contact was lost with the aircraft. The King Air veered to the left, narrowly missing a village. It brushed a tree before hitting the perimeter wall of the airport, it then crashed into a sewage treatment plant within the airport complex. The aircraft then caught fire and was almost completely destroyed. All ten occupants were killed; one person on the ground was injured.[3]


  1. ^ "India plane crash: Ten die in Delhi's Dwarka district". bbc.com. British Broadcasting Corporation. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Biswas, Tanima (22 December 2015). "10 BSF Personnel Killed As Aircraft Crashes Near Delhi Airport". ndtv.com. New Delhi Television Limited. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Dash, Nivedita (22 December 2015). "BSF aircraft crashes into Delhi airport wall, all 10 officers onboard killed". Indiatoday.in. Living Media India. Retrieved 22 May 2016.