'FREAK ACCIDENT' AT KOLKATA AIRPORT

West Bengal

FREAK ACCIDENT AT KOLKATA AIRPORT

While carrying out maintenance work at the Kolkata Airport (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport) the technician Rohit Pandey got trapped in the landing gear door of the aircraft. Dead body of the worker was removed from the landing gear with the help of fire department personnel. The incident happened at around 1:45 am.

A senior airport official told news agency Press Trust of India that, "The technician was carrying out maintenance work on the landing gear of a Bombardier Q400 plane belonging to Spice Jet, when the landing door accidentally got closed and he got stuck".

"Extremely saddened to share that our technician Rohit Pandey passed away last night in an unfortunate incident at Kolkata airport. He was doing maintenance work in right hand main landing gear wheel well area of a Q400 aircraft which was parked in Bay No. 32 at airport", said Spice Jet in a statement in morning.

Inadvertently, the main landing gear hydraulic door closed and technician got stuck in between the hydraulic door flaps and doors were broken to rescue Mr Pandey but declared dead. The entire Spice Jet family stands together in grief in this unfortunate incident.

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