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Kolkata: SpiceJet technician dies after getting stuck in aircraft's landing gear door

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ANI Kolkata, West Bengal, India Jul 10, 2019, 09.56 AM (IST)

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. 

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Meanwhile, twenty-six passengers were asked to voluntarily deplane after a Paris-bound Air France flight suffered a "technical problem" at the New Delhi airport in the wee hours of Wednesday.

The pilot and crew of Air France AF225 told passengers that their checked-in luggage would be offloaded due to an unspecified technical glitch, urging them to disembark for the plane to take off.

It is not known if the deboarded passengers were flown out on the next flight to Paris, as is commonly done in such cases.

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Meanwhile, twenty-six passengers were asked to voluntarily deplane after a Paris-bound Air France flight suffered a 'technical problem' at the New Delhi airport in the wee hours of Wednesday.