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Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Airline technician dies in freak accident

A SpiceJet airline technician has been killed in a freak accident while working on a plane at Kolkata Airport.

The technician, named Rohit Pandey,  was carrying out routine maintenance when the landing gear door 'accidentally shut.'

He was stuck between the hydraulic door flaps and was crushed.

He was declared deceased once firefighters were able to break down the hydraulic doors and remove him.

"Extremely saddened to share that our technician Rohit Pandey passed away last night in an unfortunate incident at Kolkata airport. He was doing maintenance and he got stuck in between the hydraulic door flaps," the carrier said in a statement.

"The entire SpiceJet family stands together in grief in this unfortunate incident."

Air regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation will open a full investigation.

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