A shocking report has revealed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s charted plane would have crashed but was saved by a whisker. Rahul Gandhi’s plane was just 20 seconds away from crashing when he was travelling from New Delhi to Hubli on April 26.
The investigation suggests that Rahul Gandhi’s plane faced technical issue mid air, however, Congress has pointed a conspiracy behind this. The aviation watchdog, DGCA, which constituted the two-member committee had found during the investigation that there was a technical snag in Gandhi’s plane. And they also junks the Congress’s charge that there was a conspiracy
As per the reports by Times Now, the committee’s report said that Gandhi had faced the mid-air scare in April.
An aviation expert said, “This could be due to a fault in the auto-pilot mechanism. The loss of auto-pilot can be dangerous. The sharp loss of altitude can be so sudden that pilots can find it difficult to recover.”
The DGCA report says that the aircraft was cruising at the allocated altitude and it was on auto-pilot when it developed a snag. Due to the snag, the aircraft banked sharply the left and started losing altitude.
The report added that when the pilots realised something was amiss with the auto-pilot, they switched back to manual mode.
Congress has slammed NDA for delaying the report of DGCA into the incident. Congress also said that the delay in the report was a cause for concern and asked the government to release the report in public immediately.