Law Kumar Mishra

Patna: Virendra Rai, a critical patient of cerebral haemorrhage , who was referred for treatment to Gurgaon’s vedanta hospital by Jagdish Hospital of Kankarbagh, Pat a, escaped unhurt as the air ambulance carrying him and his doctors and relatives had to make an emergency landing at a field at village Kair village under Nazafgarh police station,6 km from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport on Tuesday noon. All the seven on board are safe, according to Rajendra Singh Dahiya, director, Patna airport, where from air ambulance had taken off at 11.25 am.

Along with Virendra Rai, his family members Bhagwan Rai and Ms  Juhi accompanying the patient are safe.Two persons who received minor injuries have been admitted to a private hospital near Dwarka. Director, civil aviation, said there was emregency landing not crash landing. Dr Rupesh  of Jagdish memorial hospital, where Virendra was admitted, and para medical staff Jangbahadur along with pilot, commander Amit and co-pilot Rohit are safe, according to reports received at Patna airport.

Dahiya said the pilot first informed ATC that he detected one of the engines had failed when plane was approaching Indira Gandhi international airport but later informed “I am dropping” by saying the second engine too has “shut” due to hydraulic problems. Dahiya said the plane,King Air, was in good condition and had good performance in aviation field. Before touching the runway, it made an emergency landing only 6 km away from the runway.The Air ambulance is owned by a leading drug manufacturing company headed by a Jehanabad citizen. According to officials in Medanata Hospital,Virendra Rai was brought to the hospital and admitted in emergency ward as a referred case from Patna

Relatives of Virendra Rai rushed to Patna airpot to inquire about the health of the patient  and his attendants.

In April 2011, an airambulance carrying 11 from Patna to New Delhi had crashed on a crowded housing colony at Faridabad killing all the passengers on board.

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