Guwahati, July 10, 2019:
A SpiceJet technician lost his life after getting stuck in the main landing gear door at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, at around 1 am on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Rohit Pandey.
Pandey’s body was removed from the landing gear with the help of fire brigade.
As per the official statement of the Kolkata airport, “The technician was carrying out maintenance on the landing gear of the Bombardier Q400 plane when the landing door accidentally got closed and he got stuck there.”
Following the incident, a complaint on “unnatural death” was lodged at the Airport police station, said reports.
The police is currently investigating the accident to ascertain how hydraulic pressure was activated and how the deceased fell victim to it.
The accident follows a week of runway excursions and incidents involving SpiceJet aircraft, which has put the airline under Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) scanner.
Meanwhile, SpiceJet officials said that inadvertently, the main landing gear hydraulic door closed and he got stuck in between the hydraulic door flaps. The Hydraulic doors were broken to rescue Pandey, but he was declared dead.