Indian airline technician crushed by landing gear flaps

Indian airline technician crushed by landing gear flaps
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An Indian airline technician has been killed after the flaps covering an aircraft's main landing gear accidentally closed on him during maintenance work, an airline said.

The hydraulic doors "inadvertently" closed on the technician, who was working on a Bombardier Q400 aircraft at Kolkata's airport, SpiceJet said.

The doors were broken open in an attempt to rescue the worker, but he died.

Police and the airline are investigating the incident.

-PA

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