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DGCA experts’ panel starts investigation on rough landing issue

DGCA experts’ panel starts investigation on rough landing issue

Shrivibhavana   ¦    Apr 29, 2018 02:17:05 PM (IST)

DGCA experts’ panel starts investigation on rough landing issue-1Hubballi: After “intentional tampering” allegations, experts Committee collected all information on alleged technical faults appeared in VT-AVH Dassault Falcon 2000 owned by Religare Aviation Ltd, which was used by the AICC President Rahul Gandhi to arrive at Hubballi recently, here on Saturday.

The special team headed by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Deputy Director Joseph from New Delhi, examined the movement of the plane in the runway. Later, seized the black box and other technical instruments and went back to Delhi.

At present, the airplane is in Hubballi airport itself. Only after verifying the technical information in the black box, the officials will give permission for the plane to take its flight, said the sources.

On Thursday, a mid-air scare occurred on Rahul Gandhi's flight after it made a rough landing. Later, the Congress filed a complaint alleging that it could be an "intentional sabotage" to endanger Rahul's life. According to the operator’s report, it was a snag of the autopilot mode and the pilot shifted to the manual mode and landed the aircraft safely.