Plane Crashes In New Delhi, Killing 10

A plane being used as an air ambulance crashed in a congested residential area near New Delhi on Wednesday night, killing at least 10 people, officials said.

Plane Crashes In New Delhi, Killing 10NEW DELHI — A plane being used as an air ambulance crashed in a congested residential area near New Delhi on Wednesday night, killing at least 10 people, officials said.

The small charter aircraft was flying from Patna, India, to New Delhi carrying a patient critically ill with jaundice, along with two pilots, two doctors and two attendants. The crash took place about 10:45 p.m. in Faridabad, India, southeast of New Delhi. “We have received 10 dead bodies, including three women,” said Dr. O. P. Mehta of the district government hospital in Faridabad. The doctors were identified by relatives, according to the authorities.

“The fuselage of the plane is still hanging on two buildings in a very congested residential area,” P. K. Agrawal, the police commissioner of Faridabad, said in a telephone interview. Other local residents were also feared dead.

The crash took place during bad weather. Emergency response crews were delayed in getting to the site because of a curious crowd that had gathered.
A version of this article appeared in print on May 26, 2011, on page A11 of the New York edition with the headline: Plane Crashes in New Delhi

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