DGCA to conduct inquiry, take action in death of Spicejet technician at Kolkata airport

The Civil Aviation Ministry Thursday said the DGCA will conduct a detailed inquiry and take appropriate action in the death of a Spicejet technician during maintenance at the Kolkata airport.

The SpiceJet technician died after his head was stuck between the hydraulic door flaps of the main landing gear of an aircraft during maintenance at airport on early Wednesday.

A complaint of “unnatural death” was filed at the Airport police station, while aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) launched a probe into the incident.

“We are anguished by the tragic incident at Kolkata airport where one Spicejet Technician died while carrying out maintenance work. The DGCA will conduct a detailed inquiry and take appropriate action,” the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement.

The hydraulic doors “inadvertently” got closed, leaving 22-year-old Rohit Pandey trapped there, SpiceJet…

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