An air ambulance of the Gugaon-based Medanta Hospital has crash landed near Bangkok, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. The aircraft, which was carrying a five-member crew, caught fire while in air, leading to the crash.
The injured were transported a Bangkok Hospital by army helicopters, but the air ambulance's pilot, Arunaksha Nandy, passed away in the aftermath of the crash.
The Air Ambulance of Medanta Hospital with five member crew caught fire and crashlanded near Bangkok. /1
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 6, 2017
Two other people, identified as Dr. Shailendra and Dr. Komal, are in an ICU in Bangkok, Swaraj said. The remaining two people on board the plane suffered minor injuries, the minister added.
Swaraj also said that the Indian mission in Thailand was extending all support to the injured. "My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," she tweeted.