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Pilot Killed As Medanta Hospital's Air Ambulance Crash-Lands Near Bangkok

The injured people, who sustained minor injuries, were shifted to a Bangkok hospital via Army helicopters.

06/03/2017 11:10 PM IST | Updated 06/03/2017 11:26 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- A pilot was killed after the Air Ambulance of Medanta Hospital with five people onboard caught fire and crashed near Bangkok on Monday.

"The Air Ambulance of Medanta Hospital with five member crew caught fire and crashlanded near Bangkok," tweeted Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

The injured people, who sustained minor injuries, were shifted to a Bangkok hospital via Army helicopters, the MEA informed in a series of tweets.

Swaraj also condoled the death of pilot Arunaksha Nandy and tweeted, "My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family."

The External Affairs Minister also assured help and assistance to the family of the deceased and injured.

While taking to Twitter, Swaraj gave details of the untoward incident.

"Dr. Shailendra and Dr. Komal are in the ICU. The other two have sustained minor injuries," she said in a series of tweets.

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