Spicejet technician dies in accident at Kolkata airport

Spicejet technician dies in accident at Kolkata airport

Kolkata: A Spicejet technician died in an accident early on Wednesday while carrying out maintenance work on an aircraft at the NSCBI airport here, a highly placed official said.

Rohit Bhushan Pandey, a trainee technician, died at 1.45 a.m. “He was doing maintenance work on a Q400 aircraft, and accidentally the landing gear door closed on him. He died almost on the spot,” the airport official told IANS.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation will carry out an inquiry into the incident, the official said.

A Spicejet spokesperson said Pandey was working in the right hand main landing gear wheel well area of the aircraft, which was parked in bay no. 32 when the accident took place.

“Inadvertently, the main landing gear hydraulic door closed and he got stuck in between the hydraulic door flaps. The doors had to be broken to rescue Pandey but he was declared dead,” the spokesperson said.