Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Pilot Killed After Medanta's Air Ambulance Carrying Doctors Crashes, Crew Flown To Bangkok For Treatment

The pilot of an air ambulance, which was flying from Delhi to Bangkok to bring a critically-ill patient to Gurgaon's Medanta Medicity, reportedly died after the plane crash-landed in Thailand on Sunday en route its destination.
The single-engine Pilatus PC-12 aircraft with two pilots and three Medanta doctors was about 20 minutes away from Bangkok when it developed a snag.
The Royal Thai Air Force airfield at Nakhon Pathom was the closest when the problem occurred. "The pilots may have tried to land there but the initial reports suggest that they could not do so and the plane landed in a field outside the boundary wall of this airport. And then caught fire," said a source.
While the five people on board the plane (VT-AVG) survived the crash-landing, sources said all of them suffered burn injuries and were later airlifted to Bangkok for treatment. "One pilot had suffered 80% burns. He succumbed to his injuries at the Bangkok Hospital. One doctor has suffered 45% burn injuries. The three others have got less than 24% burns," said a source.
07/03/17 India Times