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Air ambulance crash: Officials assessing property loss

india Updated: May 26, 2011 10:08 IST

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Haryana government officials on Thursday assessed the loss suffered to property due to the crash of an air ambulance aircraft in a residential area in Faridabad that left 10 persons dead.

Officials from the revenue department inspected the two houses which suffered damages when the aircraft crashed into their roofs.

A senior official said mainly two houses - one belonging to Sobhraj Shehwrat and Sunil suffered damages in the crash.

Shehwrat's house, in which three women were killed, was the worst hit.

"There are damages to two houses. We are assessing the loss. We will prepare a report regarding the damages and recommend to the government the compensation to be given," the officials said.

Ten persons, including all seven onboard a small medical ambulance aircraft, were killed when the flight to Delhi from Patna crashed into roof of the two houses in bad weather and caught fire in a Sector 22 last night.

Faridabad's SDM Pradeep aid three persons on ground --all women--were among the 10 dead when the P-12 single-engine turboprop aircraft belonging to Delhi-based Air Chartered Services India Limited crashed in Jawaharnagar locality near the IAF station in the Delhi suburb at around 10:35 pm shortly before landing at IGI airport in Delhi.

The plane caught fire as soon as it crashed on the roof of two houses sending up plumes of smoke.Mangled remains of the ill-fated aircraft lay strewn at the site of the crash. A damaged propeller was also seen.