ANI Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Jul 10, 2019, 09.56 AM
In a bizarre incident, a SpiceJet technician was killed at the aerodrome on Wednesday after he got stuck in the main landing gear door of an aircraft he was working on.
The incident took place in the morning at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
The body was later removed from the landing gear with the help of the fire brigade.
The budget carrier, in a statement, expressed sadness over the incident.
"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 the airport," the statement read.
SpiceJet: Inadvertently, the main landing gear hydraulic door closed & he got stuck in between the hydraulic door flaps.
The Hydraulic doors were broken to rescue Mr Pandey but he was declared dead. The entire SpiceJet family stands together in grief in this unfortunate incident https://t.co/tLFrawLuzL