Rahul Gandhi’s Plane Skids Off: DGCA Orders Inquiry


New Delhi: On Thursday morning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi survived a major scare when his chartered plane skidded off the runway at Hubli airport in Karnataka.

Rahul Gandhi’s special aircraft flew from New Delhi to Hubli but it was a turbulent landing. The aircraft slid off the runway in Hubli. The aircraft shook several times even during the flight. A case has been registered with DGCA. The Congress party has filed a police complaint regarding the incident

The pilot of the plane is being quizzed while the aircraft is seized at the Hubli airbase. Congress has filed a complaint with Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the aviation authorities have ordered an immediate inquiry into the matter soon after the accident.

According to reports, the plane slipped on the runway due to some technical problems with it. It is also being reported that before stepping on the plane, Rahul Gandhi had a phone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to sources, the incident occurred on Thursday morning at around 11:30 AM when Rahul Gandhi’s plane which was flying from Delhi to Karnataka landed at the Hubli airport. While making the landing, the plane skidded off the runway. The onboard Congress president was unhurt in the accident.