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Air ambulance with 7 on board crashes in Faridabad
Published on 26 May. 2011 12:54 AM IST
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A small aircraft crashed near sector 22 Faridabad late on Wednesday night. According to reports all the seven on board were killed in this ‘medical ambulance’ that was carrying a patient from Patna, Bihar. Reports say that the plane crashed into a roof top in the sector 22, Faridabad.
The Medical ambulance was flying low and was in a descending mode at 11,000 feet and was on its way to landing at the New Delhi IGI airport at 11 p.m. from where the patient it was carrying was to be taken to the Apollo hospital, thenews24x7 reports.
While there is no official word on the reasons behind the crash, the VTAC Air - a small plane, apparently met a dust storm that hit many parts of the union capital and the national capital region (NCR).
The ill-fated plane had taken off from Patna at around 9:35 and was just 16 kilometre from the IGI airport when the tragedy took place.
The plane belonged to Air Charter Services. As soon as the plane crashed it burst into flames and fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
The fire has since been contained and efforts were on to ascertain the casualties, if any, on the ground.
The crash took place between Bata Chowk and Parvati Colony in Faridabad.
Amongst the dead were two crew members, one terminally ill patient (20-year-old Rahul Raj; suffering from Jaundice and Hepatitis B) and four of his relatives.
Reports say plane went off radar at 16 nautical miles from Delhi when it was at a height of 600 feet.

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