Seven people, including two pilots, were killed when an air ambulance with a critically ill patient on board, crashed in Faridabad on the outskirts of the national capital late Wednesday night, police said.
The Pilatus PC-12 single-engined turbo-prop aircraft was flying to the capital from Patna, rushing a critically-ill patient for medical treatment when the crash occurred at 10.50 p.m., five minutes after it lost contact with the Air Traffic Control at Delhi airport, police said.
The plane crashed into the roof of a house in Faridabad's Parvatiya Colony, police said, adding that the residents of the house were safe.
The aircraft, registeration number VT-ACF, was being operated by Air Charter Services India. The aircraft was manufactured in 2005.