Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Plane crash lands near Delhi airport, two injured

Narada Desk | May 24, 2016 3:31 pm Print
Air ambulance with seven on board crash lands at Najafgarh area in south west Delhi
Plane crash

An air ambulance has had an emergency landing near Delhi airport  on Tuesday.

There were seven people on board, including a cardiac patient and a doctor who was attending on him.

Two of the engines are reported to have failed following which the pilot made an attempt to crash land the Beech King Air C 90A aircraft in a field in Najafgarh area.

The engines shut down one after another, as the plane was approaching the runway to land at around 2.45 pm.

The pilot is reported to have sought permission from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) to crash land at an appropriate place, after the engines failed.

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital in Dwaraka, while the patient was shifted to Medanta Medicity in Gurugram.

The chartered plane, belonging to Chandigarh based Alchemist Airways was flying from Patna to Delhi.

Alchemist Airways is owned by KD Singh, Member of the Rajya Sabha.

The patient as well as others on board were safe, Alchemist CEO Sanjeev Roy was quoted as saying by a TV channel.

Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation said that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will probe the incident.

An air ambulance had crashed in Faridabad, an industrial town, some 50 kms away from Delhi  killing all ten on board in 2011. The ill fated plane was also flying from Patna to Delhi.

Ten Border Security Force (BSF) officers including seven technicians and two pilots were killed when a 11 seater plane crashed near Dwaraka last December.