Air charter of Medanta crash-lands in Thailand, leaving pilot dead


An aircraft operating as an air ambulance of Medanta hospital has crash-landed near Bangkok. The pilot has been killed and several others have been injured in the incident.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Monday. The plane was carrying five people and it caught fire before crash-landing near Bangkok.

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Swaraj said pilot Arunaksha Nandy died in the aftermath of incident, even as two doctors were seriously injured and were transported to an intensive care unit in a Bangkok hospital.

The doctors injured in the accident are from the departments of emergency and anaesthesia.

A separate team of doctors from Medanta left for Thailand later on Sunday to ensure proper treatment for the injured.

This Pilatus PC 12 (VT-AVG) plane was hired by hospital to pickup a patient, who was suffering from lung problem, from Bangkok. The plane flew from New Delhi at 8.42 am on Sunday.

The plane, having two pilots, took a refuelling stop in Kolkata en route to Bangkok. It crash-landed at Nakhon Pathom airport about 730 km from Bangkok on Sunday afternoon.

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