An air ambulance from Patna crash-landed near the airport in Delhi after losing both its engines. Seven people were on board; two have been injured. The incident took place at around 2.45 pm in Jaffarpur Kalan (Kair) village of Najafgarh, which is located in the southwestern part of Delhi.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sources said that two people on board the plane have received injuries. The pilot had reported that both engines of the plane had failed just before the crash.
Additional Director of Delhi Fire Services. Atul Garg said the call was received around 2.45 p.m. Some doctors were aboard.
“It landed at Khaira village in Najafgarh, near jafarpurlalan,” said Mr. Garg.
The 4,581 kg Beech King Air C-90A aircraft (Registration number VT-EQO) is 27 years old, built in 1989 and could seat seven, including one crew member.
“The aircraft was arriving from Patna and while approaching Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, it developed some technical snag and requested the Delhi air traffic control for an emergency landing,” said an airport official who didn’t wish to be named. “Before the aircraft could land at the airport, it crash landed in Najafgarh. It appears that the aircraft had developed some snag in its landing gear and also suffered engine failure before it could land safely at the airport,” he said.