Indian Air ambulance crashed near Bangkok, Pilot Killed and 4 other Injured


An air ambulance of the Medanta hospital crash landed near Bangkok after it burst into flames today. The pilot died and four others – including two doctors and a nurse – were harmed. Calling the incident “unfortunate”, Medanta hospital chairman and managing director Naresh Trehan said the air ambulance had gone to Bangkok to bring a patient suffering from lung issue.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted saying the harmed have been moved to Bangkok hospital by army helicopters.

In a series of tweets, Ms Swaraj stated:

The plane had taken off for Bangkok yesterday from New Delhi. In the afternoon, it stopped midway in Kolkata to refuel and later, crash arrived at Nakhon Pathom air terminal.

One of the doctors was from the dhospital’s Department of Anesthesia while the other from the Department of Critical Care. Both have suffered burn wounds. “We are getting to know that the wounds are not life-threatening,” A news office cited Dr Trehan as saying. A team of doctors from Medanta have already left for Bangkok, he stated, and the families of the harmed doctors will likewise go along with them soon.

“I may go to Bangkok tomorrow. The Ministry of External Affairs is additionally helping a lot,” Dr Trehan included.