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Pilot Killed, Two in ICU After Medanta Air Ambulance Crash-lands in Thailand

The pilot of a Medanta Hospital air ambulance was killed when the aircraft crash-landed near Bangkok on Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted late on Monday.

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Updated:March 6, 2017, 11:15 PM IST
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Pilot Killed, Two in ICU After Medanta Air Ambulance Crash-lands in Thailand
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New Delhi: The pilot of a Medanta Hospital air ambulance was killed when the aircraft caught fire and crash-landed near Bangkok on Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted late on Monday.

The air ambulance was carrying five crew members, including the pilot.

While pilot Arunaksha Nandy was killed, two other on board — Dr. Shailendra and Dr. Komal — were in the ICU of a Bangkok hospital, Swaraj said.

Two other sustained minor injuries, she said in another tweet, adding that the Indian Mission was extending them all help and assistance.

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.

(With agency inputs)

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