Ambulance aircraft crashes, 10 killed

May 26, 2011 17:55
Ambulance aircraft crashes, 10 killed

Ambulance aircraft crashes, 10 killed An ambulance aircraft, carrying a 20-year old coma patient from Patna to Delhi for emergency medical treatment, crashed last night on residential locality in Faridabad killing 10 people including the patient, medical staff accompanying the patient, pilot and co-pilot of the aircraft.

As the plane crashed on the verandah of a building, three members of a family sleeping on the verandah were also killed in the accident.

The 11-member capacity Swiss-made Palitus PC 12 aircraft, owned by the Air Charter Services India Private Limited, crashed just 15 minutes before landing at the Delhi IGI airport.

A preliminary investigation, carried out by a DGCA-appointed agency, revealed that technical malfunction and high velocity winds had resulted in the accident. The aircraft was carrying Rahul Raj to Delhi to get him admitted to the super specialties Apollo Hospital when he slipped into coma after being attacked by jaundice.

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