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Indian air ambulance catches fire, crash-lands near Bangkok; pilot killed

Medanta's air ambulance crashes near Bangkok.

Indian air ambulance catches fire, crash-lands near Bangkok; pilot killed

New Delhi: An Indian air ambulance with five people on board crash-landed near Bangkok on Monday, minutes after the aircraft caught fire. 

The pilot was reportedly killed while the fate of four others was not immediately known.

The ambulance reportedly belonged to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.

A rescue and relief operation is currently underway. 

Further details of the crash were not immediately known.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the injured were being shifted to Bangkok Hospital by Army Helicopters.