A large plane carrying the country’s biggest newspaper crashed in a village in Kerala’s Kottayam district, killing at least nine people, state officials said on Sunday.
The plane was carrying a fleet of 30 paper planes, including the state’s largest, the Star, which has more than 300 million copies in circulation, the state transport ministry said in a statement.
Kottayams Chief Minister D. Jayalalithaa said the plane went down in a field in Pudukkam district.
The exact cause of the crash is not yet known.
The crash was one of several on Sunday involving large planes carrying large newspapers.
The deadliest was on Saturday when a plane carrying a weekly newspaper crashed into a field near Puduhkum.
The plane carrying that paper was carrying two weekly magazines, a weekly paper and a daily magazine.
The largest was a newspaper carrying the daily newspaper of Kerala, the Press Trust of India.
The biggest crash of the week occurred on Wednesday when a Boeing 737-700 crashed in the state of Tamil Nadu.