New Delhi: One technician died during the maintenance work of a SpiceJet aircraft at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata’s Dum Dum area on Wednesday. Also Read - West Bengal: Suvendu Adhikari Resigns as State Transport Minister, Cracks Widen In Trinamool Congress
The incident happened around 1 AM during the maintenance work of the SpiceJet ATR aircraft. A technician, Rohit Pandey, who was working on the aircraft was accidentally pulled in due to hydraulic pressure in the lower part of the aircraft. Pandey died as his body got trapped between the hydraulic flaps in the main landing gear door of the aircraft. Also Read - Majerhat Bridge: Kolkata Awaits Lifeline as PWD, Railways Slug it Out
The worker’s body had to be cut off from the aircraft with the help of fire brigade after the medical staff was unable to pull him out. The SpiceJet authorities expressed their grief over the accident while speaking to news agency ANI.
“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,” a SpiceJet spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added, “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.”
Further investigation into the incident is underway.
With inputs from Moupia Nandy.