Plane carrying Remdesivir injections crash lands in MP’s Gwalior

The plane took off from Indore with vials of Remdesivir. The reason for the crash landing is not clear yet but it was a minor accident and the vials of Remdesivir injections are safe.
The plane- Beechcraft 250- which met with the accident was purchased by the state government in 2020 at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>65 crore. (Image used for representation). (ANI PHOTO.)
The plane- Beechcraft 250- which met with the accident was purchased by the state government in 2020 at a cost of 65 crore. (Image used for representation). (ANI PHOTO.)
Published on May 07, 2021 12:20 AM IST
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A plane owned by the Madhya Pradesh government carrying Remdesivir injections crash-landed at Gwalior airport on Thursday night, according to the district collector.

The pilot Captain Majid Akhtar, co-pilots Shiv Jaiswal and Dileep Kumar were on board the plane. They sustained minor injuries and have been admitted to a hospital, said Kaushlendra Vikram Singh, district collector, Gwalior.

“The plane took off from Indore with vials of Remdesivir. The reason for the crash landing is not clear yet but it was a minor accident and the vials of Remdesivir injections are safe. Air force officers reached the spot and rescued the pilots and co-pilots after the incident,” Singh said.

Gwalior, superintendent of police, Amit Sanghi said, “Prima facie, it appeared that there was a snag with the plane’s arrestor gear, which is used on the runway. However, the real cause of the crash landing will be informed by the pilot, who is in a state of shock right now.”

The plane- Beechcraft 250- which met with the accident was purchased by the state government in 2020 at a cost of 65 crore.

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