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Air services between Pantnagar and Pithoragarh to remain suspended till Feb 18

Press Trust of India  |  Pithoragarh 

between and Pithoragarh will remain suspended till February 18 as an investigation is underway by the civil aviation regulator DGCA into a aircraft, which had to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off from the airport recently.

from the airport to the in Pithoragarh will remain suspended till February 18, said, quoting information received from Heritage Aviation, the company which operates commercial flights on the route.

The DGCA is carrying out an investigation into the aircraft that developed a technical snag enroute to Pithoragarh and had to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off.

"A three-member team of technical experts of the DGCA is investigating technical faults of the plane due to which the plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Saturday after it took off for Pithoragarh on Saturday( February 9,)" Singh said.

"After the investigation, the team will return to its headquarters in and give decision after discussing problem from passenger safety point of view, till then the services will remain suspended," he said.

The investigation began after some flyers of the nine-seater aircraft complained that the aircraft had to be landed as its door opened in mid-air.

People in Pithoragarh protested and burnt effigies of local MLA and state minister alleging that an old aircraft was operated on the route risking the lives of passengers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 22:35 IST