The aircraft, which was on its way from Patna to Delhi, developed a technical snag leading to the emergency landing. The Beechcraft King Air C90 (YOM 1989) plane was a twin turbine engine plane with a seating capacity of 7, including 1 crew and 6 passengers. The C-90 aircraft belly-landed on a field in Najafgarh in the South West part of the capital, which is not far from the runway. The pilot reported engine failure just before landing.
Fire tenders and emergency services have arrived at the spot and relief and rescue work is on. Those on board have been taken to hospital. The aircraft seems unlikely to be made airworthy again after this belly landing.
The aircraft was 6 nautical miles from Delhi when the pilot contacted the ATC reporting it about engine failure. The captain of the plane told the ATC that he will be trying emergency landing at the best possible place as both the engines have failed.
In May 2011, an air ambulance had crashed in a colony in Faridabad's Sector-22 killing all seven people on board. The aircraft was also on its way from Patna to Delhi.