An air ambulance coming from Patna with seven people, including a brain haemorrhage patient, on board made an emergency landing in a field in the outskirts of Delhi after both of its engines failed.
The air ambulance – a six seater Beechcraft’s King Air C-90A aircraft (VT-EQO) was only a few miles away from Delhi when the engine malfunction led it to make an emergency landing in Najafgarh village in west Delhi at around 2.40 p.m.
An official said the aircraft was only six miles away from the runway number 10 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
One of the seven occupants, identified as Bhagwan Rai, 60, received injuries and was rushed to Rao Tula Ram Memorial hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.
“Bhagwan had received minor abrasion on his head and some injuries on his thighs. He is stable and is being treated. He will be referred to Medanta hospital soon,” Rao Tula Ram Memorial Hospital’s chief medical officer Neha Martolia told IANS.
Martolia said that other people travelling in the aircraft are safe and have been taken to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon.
Apart from Bhagwan, Virender Rai (patient), pilot Amit, co-pilot Rohit, Rupesh (doctor), woman attendant Juhi and Jain Bahadur (technician) were travelling in the aircraft which was being operated by Alchemist Airways Pvt. Ltd.
Asked about the reason of technical fault in the aircraft, Patna Airport Director Rajinder Singh told reporters that a Director General Of Civil Aviation inquiry will reveal the reasons of engine failure.