27-year-old air ambulance crash lands, none injured

New Delhi: An air ambulance coming from Patna with seven persons on board crash landed in Najafgarh area of South West Delhi, after both its engines apparently shut down but no one sustained any major injury.

Seven people were on board during the mishap. Pic/PTISeven people were on board during the mishap. Pic/PTI

The six-seater Beech King Air C-90A aircraft crash landed at around 2.40 pm on a field in Kair village in Najafgarh about 10 km from the Indira Gandhi international Airport, police officials said.

The 27-year old plane belonging to Chandigarh-based Alchemist Airways had to force land after both its engines failed, airport officials said. The aircraft was in touch with the Air Traffic Control as it was in the final approach to landing. A 61-year-old cardiac patient Virender Rai who was being flown to Delhi has been rushed to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon immediately after the incident. The other passengers were taken to a nearby government hospital for medical examination.

DGCA probe
“The causes of the accident shall be looked into,” tweeted Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said, “We received an emergency call from the pilot. Both the engines of the aircraft had reportedly failed. They made the landing safe. The DGCA is looking into the incident.”

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