10 killed as air ambulance crashes near Delhi
Mangled remains of an aircraft on streets, a damaged heavy metal fan of the engine, burning buildings, and people in panic. This was the scene at the accident site of the chartered plane that crashed in a residential area in Faridabad on Wednesday night, killing ten persons.india Updated: May 26, 2011 09:15 IST
Mangled remains of an aircraft on streets, a damaged heavy metal fan of the engine, burning buildings, and people in panic.
This was the scene at the accident site of the chartered plane that crashed in a residential area in Faridabad on Wednesday night, killing ten persons, including all seven onboard.
The aircraft lost control and nosedived crashing into the first floor of a building, killing three women residents. The building in no time turned into a ball of fire.
A battery of people surrounded the accident site, which caused difficulty in rescue operations.
"I rushed to the building, it was on fire. There were some people on the stairs who were engulfed in flames. I tried to find my way to the first floor but the flames were too strong," Omkar (30), one of the injured, said.
Three persons were injured in the mishap.
Apart from the wreckage of the ambulance aircraft, oxygen cylinders, icebox, and other medical articles were seen lying around the scene.
The whole area has been cordoned off and security personnel deployed.
The incident was a nightmare of sorts for the residents of the densely populated Parvatiya Colony as they came out of their houses after hearing the massive explosion.
"It was very scary. I heard a loud explosion and rushed outside. I saw flames all over. I immediately called my friends and nearby people to douse the fire," said Rohan, a resident of the colony. Police said fire tenders and rescue teams had difficulty in reaching the spot due to the crowd assembled at the spot. Rescue operations were being carried out for two hours.
"We faced lot of difficulty in rescuing people as there was a power cut in the area," said Sitaram, an eyewitness.
Lata Devi, another eyewitness said, "We were about to sleep when we heard a huge sound. It was a huge explosion. For a minute I could not understand what has happened, but later realised that something big has fallen on the house."
Meanwhile, Principal Medical Officer of BK Hospital, OP Mehta said the condition of all the injured is stable.
The deceased women have been identified as Sharla, Rani and Sarita while those injured are Harvinder(30), Satish (18) and Omkar (30).