Air Ambulance Crash-Lands Near Delhi Airport After Losing Both Engines

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Air ambulance that carsh-landed in Najafgarh in Delhi was carrying a heart patient


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Aircraft belonging to Alchemist pharma company had 7 on board, all safe
  2. Pilot reported engine trouble just before crash landing in Najafgarh
  3. Plane was bringing a heart patient from Patna to Delhi
An air ambulance from Patna crash-landed near the airport in Delhi after losing both its engines.  Seven people were on board; two have been injured.

The C-90 Beechking aircraft belonging to Trinamool lawmaker KD Singh's Alchemist Group was remarkably intact after it landed on a field in Najafgarh in the South West part of the capital.

On the plane was a doctor, a heart patient being transported from Patna to a Delhi hospital, and a technician besides the crew.
 

The pilot decided to make an emergency landing after its engines shut down one after the other just as it was approaching the runway, and possibly averted a major disaster.

"Pune air traffic control got information around 1:45 pm that both engines had failed and that the plane was losing altitude. I'm happy that that both pilots expertly maneuvered the plane on the field," said union minister Mahesh Sharma.

"Will probe into how both engines of aircraft failed," he added.
 

Just after landing, the pilot (centre) called the Air Traffic Control

The patient, Virendra Rai, was rushed from the site to the Medanta Medicity.


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