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 Aviation representative 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.
In a letter to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bora recounted his frightening experience and sought setting up of a committee to find out eligibility of Heritage Aviation to operate commercial flights on the route.
The nine seater aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Pantnagar airport on February 9 when it was on way to Pithoragarh.
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