Medanta Hospital air ambulance catches fire, crash lands near Bangkok; pilot dead

The Air Ambulance of Medanta Hospital with five member crew caught fire and crash landed near Bangkok, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Monday evening

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 7, 2017 2:59 pm

The Air Ambulance of Medanta Hospital with five member crew caught fire and crash landed near Bangkok, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Monday evening. The minister informed that the pilot of the ambulance, Arunaksha Nandy, died in the incident while two other doctors were badly injured are in ICU at a Bangkok hospital. The injured were shifted to the hospital by Army helicopters.

Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and MD of Medanta Hospital has expressed grief towards the family of the victims who got injured following the crash land of an air ambulance which was en-route to Bangkok.

“We are sad to know such a big tragedy happened on the way. The two doctors who were seriously injured are admitted to an intensive care unit in a Bangkok hospital. There were three people from Medanta team and two pilots who were on the air craft when the incident took place. The two doctors have got sever burn injuries and our specialized team of experts will be treating on them soon,” said Dr. Trehan.

He further said the victims are getting appropriate treatment, adding that he will check on them to find out if they are being provided with the best treatment.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has also expressed her concerns towards the incident.

 

With ANI inputs

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