An air ambulance with seven people on board crash landed at Kair village in Delhi's Najafgarh area today injuring two people onboard. The aircraft, which was on its way from Patna to Delhi, developed a technical snag leading to the emergency landing. Fire tenders and emergency services have arrived at the spot and relief and rescue work is on.
The aircraft was 6 nautical miles from Delhi when the pilot contacted the ATC reporting engine failure. The captain of the plane told the ATC that he will be trying emergency landing at the best possible place as both the engines have failed.
About the aircraft
The Beechcraft King Air C90 plane was being operated was manufactured in 1989. The twin turbine engine plane, which is operated by the Alchemist Pharma Company, has a seating capacity of 7, including 1 crew and 6 passengers.
2011 air ambulance crash
In May 2011, an air ambulance had crashed in a colony in Faridabad Sector-22 killing all 10 people onboard. The aircraft was also on its way from Patna to Delhi.
BSF plane crash
In December 2015, an 11-seater plane carrying 10 BSF officers, including seven technicians, crashed near Dwarka in Delhi. All 10 people on board the aircraft were killed in the accident. The plane had developed a technical snag soon after taking off from Delhi airport and was returning to the runway when it hit a tree and crashed.