New Delhi : The flight in which Congress President Rahul Gandhi was traveling to Patna, faced a “technical glitch” forcing the plane to return back to Delhi. Mr. Gandhi conveyed this on Twitter and posted a video of the flight showing him, the pilot and the co-pilot in the plane.
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“Engine trouble on our plane to Patna today! We’ve been forced to return to Delhi,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted, “Today’s meetings in Samastipur (Bihar), Balasore (Orissa) & Sangamner (Maharashtra) will run late. Apologies for the inconvenience,” he said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already started a probe into the incident. It is not for the first time that Rahul’s flight has faced trouble mid-air. On April 26 last year, a place carrying Rahul Gandhi and some others from Delhi to Hubballi airport in Karnataka for campaigning for assembly polls developed a technical problem and tilted heavily on the left side.
The plane dipped steeply with violent shuddering, but soon recovered and landed safely.
The DGCA had come with a 30 page report on the incident in which it pinned the blame on the pilots for the near-crash of the Congress president’s chartered plane.