The Congress on Thursday sought an investigation by the Karnataka police after an aircraft carrying party president Rahul Gandhi and four others from Delhi to Hubli developed a technical glitch.
Congress functionary Kaushik Vidyarthee, who is travelling in Special Flight from New Delhi-Hubli, with 4 others including Rahul Gandhi, wrote to DG and IG Karnataka stating ‘unexplained technical failures’ occurred during course of flight. He also added ‘shuddering & altitude dipping were not natural or weather related’.
Replying to Kaushik Vidyarthee, DGCA said,”It was snag of autopilot mode & pilot shifted to manual & landed safely. Such autopilot incidents are not uncommon. For any VIP flight, DGCA examines in detail. We shall do here also.” Meanwhile, Renuka Sukumar, DCP (Law & Order) said,”We’ve received a complaint in which passengers of the aircraft have mentioned about unexplained technical snag. We’ve taken up the case & are investigating.”