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DGCA inspects aircraft that made an emergency landing at Pantnagar airport

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Officials of civil regulator have inspected an

aircraft which had to make an emergency landing on Saturday, minutes after taking off from

The inspection was conducted on Sundayafter receiving a complaint from a flyer that the aircraft, operated by Heritage Aviation, had to make an emergency landing at the airport following its door opening midair.

Though airport officials and a Heritage refuted reports about the aircraft door opening midair saying a technical snag led to the emergency landing, Lokesh Bora, a passenger on board the aircraft said its door had opened midair scaring passengers.

There were eight passengers, including Bora, on board flight no 4H-103 from Pantnagar to Pithoragarh when the incident occurred.

In a letter to the of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bora recounted his frightening experience and sought setting up of a committee to find out eligibility of to operate commercial flights on the route.

The nine seater aircraft had to make an emergency landing at on February 9 when it was on way to Pithoragarh.

However, and airport said its door had not opened midair. It was a technical snag which led to its emergency landing, they said.

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

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 22:35 IST