A SpiceJet technician was killed after the landing gear door of the aircraft he was working on got shut at the Kolkata airport on Wednesday.
The incident took place around 1.45 am.
A complaint on "unnatural death" was filed at Airport police station, a senior police officer said.
Meanwhile, SpiceJet said in a statement, Extremely saddened to share that our technician Rohit Pandey passed away last night in an unfortunate incident at Kolkata airport.
The SpiceJet added, Inadvertently, the main landing gear hydraulic door closed and he got stuck in between the hydraulic door flaps. The hydraulic doors were broken to rescue Mr Pandey but he was declared dead. The entire SpiceJet family stands together in grief in this unfortunate incident.
Earlier, Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday issued safety directions to airlines in the wake of multiple incidents of planes overshooting runways while operating amidst bad weather conditions.
In a circular, the DGCA said, "Aircraft operations during monsoon season poses challenges, which of late have resulted in a number of occurrences."
Issuing various directions to the airlines, the circular stated, "Crew should be well aware of the aircraft limitations and of take-off/landing performance calculations during the adverse weather operations."