The plane- Beechcraft 250- which met with the accident was purchased by the state government in 2020 at a cost of ₹65 crores. (Source of image: The Hindustan Times)
On May 7, an aircraft carrying 71 boxes of Remdesivir doses, crashed into barriers (kept on the runway for fighter planes) at Gwalior airport. The aircraft is a 7-seater, Beech Craft King Air B-250 GT; it's from the Madhya Pradesh state aviation department. There were three people on board - identified as pilot M R Majid, co-pilot Shiv Jaiswal, and tehsildar Dilip Dwivedi. They are safe with minor injuries and are admitted to IAF hospital inside the Maharajpur airbase. The 3 will undergo a CT scan to see if there are any internal injuries. Amit Sanghi, the Superintendent of Police, Gwalior said, “The arrested barriers were kept for fighter planes and the pilot of the aforesaid plane was not informed about it. And thereby, the plane crashed into it. The incident happened at around 8.30 pm.” Anil Banwaria, the Sub-divisional magistrate said, "The boxes of Remdesivir injections are safe." The injections were collected safely from the aircraft. Also, Kaushlendra Vikram Singh, the Gwalior collector reported that "The plane had skidded off the runway at the airport during landing. Aviation experts will probe the incident."