SpiceJet Technician Dies at Kolkata Airport After Being Caught in Aircraft’s Landing Gear Door

A SpiceJet technician at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport died after being caught in the landing gear door of an aircraft while carrying out maintenance work. The landing door “accidentally shut” trapping 26-year-old Rohit Virendra Pandey. The incident is said to have taken place around 1.45 am.

“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” SpiceJet said in a statement.

Preliminary reports suggest that Pandey got sucked into the lower end of the aircraft due to hydraulic pressure while he was working on a SpiceJet ATR Aircraft. His body had to be cut out of it. Read More

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