Reliving a traumatic airplane experience BJP's Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan, on Sunday spoke exclusively to Republic TV stating that he experienced a close shave in Gwalior. Sources report that the Gorakhpur MP's aircraft's engine encountered a technical snag on taking off from Gwalior. The flight was reportedly en route to Delhi before it had to do an emergency landing. Kishan had boarded the flight to Gwalior at 4:15 PM to attend a BJP event in Delhi.
In contrast, Gwalior Airport authorities have stated that due to technical glitch the aircraft could not take off. They further stated that the engine could not be started for in an hour. Meanwhile, Ravi Kishan has stated that he had experienced a close shave due to which his flight had to undergo emergency landing. He is currently on board an Air India flight to Delhi.
Earlier on August 19, in a close shave, the Jaipur-bound Alliance Air flight was returned to its starting point at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after a full Emergency was declared at the airport, according to a statement released by IGI airport. The statement further says that the flight was returned due to landing gear problem. Specifically, the nose wheel which is a landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft developed issues. IGI stated that the flight safely landed at 8:25 PM with all 63 passengers on board.
After five back-to-back landing mishaps, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), in July had cracked down on safety issues. DGCA had issued a message to airlines expressing their concern over the rise in the number of incidents of overshooting, skidding, hard landing, etc. It further stated that heads of flight safety must instruct pilots to refrain from landing with an unstabilised approach during inclement weather conditions. This announcement had come in the wake of incessant flight mishaps.