Congress complains of snag in Rahul’s flight to Karnataka


Team Udayavani, Apr 27, 2018, 10:03 AM IST

Hubballi: The Congress complained to the Karnataka Police that the aircraft in which its party President Rahul Gandhi traveled to Hubballi in the state prior in the day endured a snag mid-air on Thursday. 

A party authority and Gandhi’s assistant Kaushal Vidyarthee said in the complaint “The air craft on a unique flight (VT-AVH) from New Delhi to Hubballi serious malfunction and tilted heavily to one side during the course of the flight,”  

The complaint, routed to the state’s Director General Neelamani N. Raju, asked for the state police chief to “ground” the airplane at Hubballi and find out its glitch. 

In any case, a Hubballi Police official told the media over telephone that no complaint has been gotten by the local police station on the issue. 

The dissension letter, additionally shared by the Congress through its official Twitter account, but does not say the correct make of the air craft the Congress President flew in and whose it was. 

As indicated by the letter, there were three passengers in the air craft other than Gandhi and the complainant Vidyarthee – Rampreet, Rahul Ravi and Special Protection Group officer Rahul Gautam. 

Affirming the airplane’s auto-pilot mode was not practical and the air craft could be landed simply after two unsuccessful tries as it seemed to be “shaking and making strange discernable sounds”, the letter indicated a conceivable “deliberate altering” with the flying machine’s working. 

“The specialized snag combined with the fizzled auto-pilot framework raise issues of avionics security and deliberate altering which jeopardized the life of the travelers,” it included. 

Gandhi landed at Hubballi airport at around 11.25 a.m. on Thursday on a two-day visit to the election bound state to launch the party’s campaign for the May 12 assembly elections.

In New Delhi, Congress representative Randeep Singh Surjewala said that demanded a thorough investigation into the “serious case of aviation mechanics failure”, including the possibility of a “foul play”.

“Today Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other passengers were going by unique flight from Delhi to Hubli. At around 10:45 am, the auto-pilot was lost off the flight. The flight tilted on one side and took a plunge. 

“For a couple of minutes, this unique flight was off-the-radar. There was a considerable measure of shivering, despite the fact that the climate outside was ordinary and bright. On the third endeavor, the flight at long last arrived at Hubli,” he said. 

“It was then educated that the auto-pilot had failed, likewise the radars of the flight had halfway fizzled.” 

Surjewala additionally called attention to that for the most part when a SPG protectee is travelling, the entire points of interest of the pilots and the airplane are submitted to the DGCA and the SPG.

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