Medanta Hospital's air ambulance crash-lands near Bangkok, pilot dies
An air ambulance of the Medanta Hospital today crash landed near Bangkok after it caught fire, killing one of its pilots and injuring four crew members, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said tonight.
She said the injured have been shifted to Bangkok hospital by army helicopters.
In a series of tweets, Swaraj said, "The Air Ambulance of Medanta Hospital with five member crew caught fire and crashlanded near Bangkok. The injured were shifted to Bangkok Hospital by Army helicopters.”
"Our Mission has just informed me that we have lost pilot of the Air Ambulance Arunaksha Nandy. Dr.Shailendra and Dr.Komal are in the ICU. The other two have sustained minor injuries,” she said in another tweet.
"Our Mission is extending them all help and assistance. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," she added.
The Thailand-bound air ambulance of Medanta hospital from New Delhi with five on board had crash-landed at Nakhon Pathom Airport near Bangkok on Sunday.
The private air charter being operated on the Pilatus Aircraft PC12 VT-AVG was operating a medical flight.